Ek"a*bor` (?), Ek"a*bo"ron (?), n. [G., fr. Skr. ka one + G. bor, boron, E. boron.] Chem.

The name given by Mendelejeff in accordance with the periodic law, and by prediction, to a hypothetical element then unknown, but since discovered and named scandium; -- so called because it was a missing analogue of the boron group. See Scandium.

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