Meaning of TANTALUM in English
n. Chem. a rare hard white metallic element occurring naturally in tantalite, resistant to heat and the action of acids, and used in surgery and for electronic components. °Symb.: Ta. tantalic adj.
[ formed as TANTALUS with ref. to its non-absorbent quality ]
Concise Oxford English dictionary. Краткий оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2012