Meaning of CADMIUM in English


— cadmic , adj.

/kad"mee euhm/ , n.

a white, ductile divalent metallic element resembling tin, used in plating and in making certain alloys. Symbol: Cd; at. wt.: 112.41; at. no.: 48; sp. gr. 8.6 at 20°C.

[ 1815-25; cadm ( ia ) calamine (orig. Cadmea terra Kadmeía gê CADMEAN earth) + -ium -IUM ]

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