Meaning of CADMIUM in English

CADMIUM

n.

Pronunciation: ' kad-m ē - ə m

Function: 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 ― see ELEMENT table

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