<chemistry> A rare metallic element of which little is known. It is said by Scacchi to have been extracted from a yellowish incrustation from the cracks of a Vesuvian lava erupted in 1631.

Origin: NL, from L. Vesuvius, contr. Vesbius, Vesuvius.

(01 Mar 1998)

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