Definition of Cadmium

1. Noun. A soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 48, Cd
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element
Substance meronyms: Calamine, Hemimorphite

Definition of Cadmium

1. n. A comparatively rare element related to zinc, and occurring in some zinc ores. It is a white metal, both ductile and malleable. Symbol Cd. Atomic weight 111.8. It was discovered by Stromeyer in 1817, who named it from its association with zinc or zinc ore.

Definition of Cadmium

1. Noun. a metallic chemical element (''symbol'' Cd) with an atomic number of 48. ¹

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Definition of Cadmium

1. a metallic element [n -S] : CADMIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Cadmium

1. An element with atomic symbol cd, atomic number 48, and atomic weight 114. It is a metal and ingestion will lead to cadmium poisoning. Chemical name: Cadmium (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cadmium

cadmium (current term)
cadmium cell
cadmium chloride
cadmium compounds
cadmium orange
cadmium oxide
cadmium poisoning
cadmium radioisotopes
cadmium sulfide
cadmium sulphide
cadmium translocating ATPase
cadmium yellow
cadmium yellow pale
cadmium yellows

Literary usage of Cadmium

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1. Standard Methods of Chemical Analysis: A Manual of Analytical Methods and by Wilfred Welday Scott (1922)
"The final precipitate of cadmium sulphide is filtered on a weighed Gooch crucible. The cadmium sulphide on the Gooch crucible need only be washed once or ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1883)
"Protective effects of ascorbic acid against cadmium toxicity in young ... The data in Table 1 show that anemia was the most marked sign of cadmium toxicity. ..."

3. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"They received a al rye-based, low-cadmium diet and lized water fortified with Mn, Co, ... For half of them, cadmium ite was added to the water to provide a ..."

4. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1921)
"cadmium suboxide (whose existence is doubted) is formed with cadmium oxide in ... cadmium forms only one series of salts, in which cadmium is bivalent. ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1894)
"In Part VII* it has been shown that whilst cadmium can act as " solvent " metal towards either of the immiscible pairs—lead and zino, bismuth and zinc—this ..."

6. A Dictionary of Chemistry: On the Basis of Mr. Nicholson's, in which the Andrew Ure, William Nicholson by Andrew Ure, William Nicholson (1821)
"Nitrate of cadmium crystallizes in prisms or needles, usually grouped in rays. ... At a high temperature, it is resolved into cadmium and iodine. ..."

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