Definition of Cesium

1. Noun. A soft silver-white ductile metallic element (liquid at normal temperatures); the most electropositive and alkaline metal.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 55, Caesium, Cs
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element
Specialized synonyms: Cesium 137
Substance meronyms: Pollucite

Definition of Cesium

1. Noun. (American English) (alternative spelling of caesium) ¹

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Definition of Cesium

1. a metallic element [n -S]

Medical Definition of Cesium

1. A radioactive alkaline (basic) metal element that becomes liquid at slightly above room temperature, it reacts violently with both water and oxygen, as well as with other substances. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cesium

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cesium (current term)
cesium 137
cesium chloride
cesium chloride gradient centrifugation
cesium isotopes
cesium radioisotopes

Literary usage of Cesium

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1. Precision Spectroscopy, Diode Lasers, and Optical Frequency Measuredited by Leo Hollberg edited by Leo Hollberg (2000)
"7/July 1996 Line shapes of cascade two-photon transitions in a cesium magneto-optic trap JH Marquardt, HG Robinson, and L. Hollberg National Institute of ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1896)
"The ammonium vanadium alum is very soluble, those of rubidium and cesium much less so. By a similar reaction Piccini has obtained the cesium titanium alum, ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1901)
"Complex cesium Salts of Ruthenium Trichloride. — Analyses give evidence of the existence of a number of these salts, though the formulas cannot be ..."

4. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1884)
"SALTS OF cesium. ... crystallizes from aqueous solution in large prisms. DETECTION AND ESTIMATION OF cesium. ..."

5. Journal of Applied Microscopy by Bausch & Lomb Optical Company (1901)
"ever, not as satisfactory as the sulphate, particularly in the hands of beginners, for cesium chloride crystallizes in the isometric system, thus sometimes ..."

6. Elementary Chemical Microscopy by Emile Monnin Chamot (1921)
"It is very seldom that the cesium magnesium sulphate separates; ... Manganous sulphate will likewise form a double sulphate with cesium sulphate separating ..."

7. Chemistry by William Thomas Brande, Alfred Swaine Taylor (1863)
"cesium. RUBIDIUM. tated by solution of ammonia; but the precipitate, ... cesium (Cœ=123). This alkaline metal was discovered by Bunsen and Kirchoff in 1860, ..."

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