Meaning of CADMIUM in English

CADMIUM

/ ˈkædmiəm; NAmE / noun

[ U ] ( symb Cd ) a chemical element. Cadmium is a soft poisonous bluish-white metal that is used in batteries and nuclear reactors .

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WORD ORIGIN

early 19th cent.: from Latin cadmia calamine, so named because it is found with calamine in zinc ore. Compare with calamine .

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