Y (in chemistry)

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Medical Definition of Y (in chemistry)

Y (in chemistry): The symbol for the element yttrium, an ultrarare metal named after Ytterby in southern Sweden. Yttrium has been used in certain nuclear medicine scans.


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Reviewed on 7/1/2016

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