— aluminic /al'yeuh min"ik/ , adj.
/euh looh"meuh neuhm/ , n.
1. Chem. a silver-white metallic element, light in weight, ductile, malleable, and not readily corroded or tarnished, occurring combined in nature in igneous rock, shale, clay, and most soil: used in alloys and for lightweight utensils, castings, airplane parts, etc. Abbr.: alum.; Symbol: Al; at. wt.: 26.98; at. no.: 13; sp. gr.: 2.70 at 20°C.
2. of, pertaining to, or containing aluminum: an aluminum frying pan. Also, esp. Brit., aluminium .
[ 1812; alumium, which was first proposed; aluminium formed after other metals in -ium. See ALUMINA, -IUM ]