Meaning of SODIUM in English

SODIUM

/ ˈsəʊdiəm; NAmE ˈsoʊ-/ noun

[ U ] ( symb Na ) a chemical element. Sodium is a soft silver-white metal that is found naturally only in compounds , such as salt.

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WORD ORIGIN

early 19th cent.: from soda + -ium .

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