Meaning of CADMIUM in English

CADMIUM

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈkad-mē-əm ]

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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