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hafnium

haf·ni·um

hafnium

pronunciation:
haef ni m
part of speech: noun
definition: a chemical element that has seventy-two protons in each nucleus and that occurs as a tetravalent metal often found in combination with zirconium, used in pure form for applications such as nuclear reactor control rods because it absorbs neutrons well. (symbol: Hf)