Meaning of CADMIUM in English

CADMIUM

noun Etymology: New Latin, from Latin cadmia zinc oxide, from Greek kadmeia, literally, Theban (earth), from feminine of kadmeios Theban, from Kadmos; from the occurrence of its ores together with zinc oxide Date: 1822 a bluish-white malleable ductile toxic divalent metallic element used especially in batteries, pigments, and protective platings

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