Definition of Gallium

1. Noun. A rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element; brittle at low temperatures but liquid above room temperature; occurs in trace amounts in bauxite and zinc ores.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 31, Ga
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element
Substance meronyms: Bauxite



Definition of Gallium

1. n. A rare metallic element, found in certain zinc ores. It is white, hard, and malleable, resembling aluminium, and remarkable for its low melting point (86° F., 30° C). Symbol Ga. Atomic weight 69.9.

2. n. A rare metallic element, found combined in certain zinc ores. It is white, hard, and malleable, resembling aluminium, and remarkable for its low melting point (86° F., 30° C.). Symbol, Ga; at. wt., 69.9. Gallium is chiefly trivalent, resembling aluminium and indium. It was predicted with most of its properties, under the name eka-aluminium, by Mendelyeev on the basis of the periodic law. This prediction was verified in its discovery (in 1875) by its characteristic spectrum (two violet lines).

Definition of Gallium

1. Noun. A chemical element (''symbol'' Ga) with an atomic number of 31; a soft bluish metal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gallium

1. a metallic element [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gallium

1. A rare metallic element, found in certain zinc ores. It is white, hard, and malleable, resembling aluminium, and remarcable for its low melting point (86 F, 30C). The element was predicted with most of its properties, under the name ekaluminium, by the Russian chemist Mendelejeff, on the basis of the Periodic law. This prediction was verified in its discovery by the French chemist Lecoq de Boisbaudran by its characteristic spectrum (two violet lines), in an examination of a zinc blende from the Pyrenees. Atomic weight: 69.9 Abbreviation: Ga Origin: NL, fr. L. Gallia France. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Gallium

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1. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1897)
"gallium, Ga. (Oxide, Ga^,.) Up to the present time, gallium has been found only in some zinc blendes, and in very small amount. The metal is white; ..."

2. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Harold Govett Colman, Arthur Harden (1902)
"Like aluminium, but unlike indium, gallium yields the trichloride when heated in hydrogen ... The vapour density of gallium chloride as determined by the ..."

3. Select Methods in Chemical Analysis: (chiefly Inorganic) by William Crookes (1886)
"Separation of gallium from Mercury. Of the three following methods the first must be especially recommended as exact and rapid. 1. The hydrochloric solution ..."

4. The Astrophysical Journal by American Astronomical Society, University of Chicago (1899)
"The aluminium plates show the two gallium lines fairly strong, ... One plate each of aluminium and lead shows the gallium lines quite strong, ..."

5. Select Methods in Chemical Analysis: (chiefly Inorganic) by William Crookes (1886)
"accelerates the deposition of the gallium ferrocyanide. The liquid !•» stirred frequently, and is kept at about 70° for 80 to 60 minutes, thes filtered, ..."

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