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 for rhenium
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a rare heavy polyvalent metallic element that resembles
           manganese chemically and is used in some alloys; is
           obtained as a by-product in refining molybdenum [syn:
           rhenium, Re, atomic number 75]

From The Elements (07Nov00) :

  Symbol: Re
  Atomic number: 75
  Atomic weight: 186.2
  Silvery-white metallic transition element. Obtained as a by-product of
  molybdenum refinement. Rhenium-molybdenum alloys are superconducting.

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