Meaning of POTASSIUM in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ pə-ˈta-sē-əm ]


Usage: often attributive

Etymology: New Latin, from potassa potash, from English potash

Date: circa 1807

: a silver-white soft light low-melting monovalent metallic element of the alkali metal group that occurs abundantly in nature especially combined in minerals — see element table

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