Definition of Antimony

1. Noun. A metallic element having four allotropic forms; used in a wide variety of alloys; found in stibnite.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 51, Sb
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element
Substance meronyms: Stibnite
Derivative terms: Antimonial, Antimonic, Antimonious

Definition of Antimony

1. n. An elementary substance, resembling a metal in its appearance and physical properties, but in its chemical relations belonging to the class of nonmetallic substances. Atomic weight, 120. Symbol, Sb.

Definition of Antimony

1. Noun. A chemical element (''symbol'' Sb) with an atomic number of 51. The symbol is derived from Latin (term stibium lang=la). ¹

2. Noun. The alloy stibnite ¹

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Definition of Antimony

1. a metallic element [n -NIES]

Medical Definition of Antimony

1. An elementary substance, resembling a metal in its appearance and physical properties, but in its chemical relations belonging to the class of nonmetallic substances. It is of tin-white colour, brittle, laminated or crystalline, fusible, and vaporizable at a rather low temperature. It is used in some metallic alloys, as type metal and bell metal, and also for medical preparations, which are in general emetics or cathartics. By ancient writers, and some moderns, the term is applied to native gray ore of antimony, or stibnite (the stibium of the Romans, and the of the Greeks, a sulphide of antimony, from which most of the antimony of commerce is obtained. Cervantite, senarmontite, and valentinite are native oxides of antimony.) Abbreviation: Sb Origin: LL. Antimonium, of unknown origin. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Antimony

antimoniuretted hydrogen
antimonous oxide
antimony (current term)
antimony chloride
antimony dimercaptosuccinate
antimony oxide
antimony sodium gluconate
antimony sodium tartrate
antimony sodium thioglycollate
antimony thioglycollamide
antimony trichloride
antimony trioxide
antimony yellow

Literary usage of Antimony

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions by American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Metallurgical Society of AIME, Society of Mining Engineers of AIME., Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (U.S.). (1921)
"(Chicago Meeting, September, 1919) PRIOR to 1914, there was little demand for antimony in this country; its use was limited almost entirely to the ..."

2. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"It is generally required in the complete analysis of minerals of nickel, lead, copper, silver, in which antimony generally occurs as a sulphide. ..."

3. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"KJS abo been described, but its existence is doubtful. antimony ... On precipitating antimony trichloride or tartar emetic in acid solution »ith ..."

4. A Dictionary of Applied Chemistry by Thomas Edward Thorpe (1912)
"Fuse together The scoria from the fusion of the sulphide ( with carbon and alkaline carbonate in the preparation of the metal is known as crocus of antimony ..."

5. The Condensed Chemical Dictionary: A Reference Volume for All Requiring by Francis Mills Turner, Daniel Deronda Berolzheimer, William Parker Cutter, John Helfrich, Chemical Catalog Company, Inc (1920)
"Soluble in hydrochloric acid; insoluble and antimony chloride. ... Derivation: By the interaction of water antimony Oxysulfide. See antimony sulfide. ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"That famous alchemist vu acquainted with metallic antimony, and by him and b^a ... The tradition that the name antimony was г.тез to the sulphide on account ..."

7. Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis by C. Remigius Fresenius (1871)
"... OP antimony are decomposed upon ignition; the haloid salts volatilize readily and unaltered, The soluble neutral salts of antimony redden litmus-paper. ..."

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