Meaning of CADMIUM in English


[] n [NL, fr. L cadmia zinc oxide, fr. Gk kadmeia, lit., Theban (earth), fr. fem. of kadmeios Theban, fr. Kadmos; fr. the occurrence of its ores together with zinc oxide] (1822): a bluish white malleable ductile toxic bivalent metallic element used esp. in protective platings and in bearing metals

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