Definition of Indium

1. Noun. A rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 49, In
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element
Substance meronyms: Blende, Sphalerite, Zinc Blende



Definition of Indium

1. n. A rare metallic element, discovered in certain ores of zinc, by means of its characteristic spectrum of two indigo blue lines; hence, its name. In appearance it resembles zinc, being white or lead gray, soft, malleable and easily fusible, but in its chemical relation it resembles aluminium or gallium. Symbol In. Atomic weight, 113.4.

Definition of Indium

1. Noun. a metallic chemical element (''symbol'' In) with an atomic number of 49. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Indium

1. a metallic element [n -S]

Medical Definition of Indium

1. A rare metallic element, discovered in certain ores of zinc, by means of its characteristic spectrum of two indigo blue lines; hence, its name. In appearance it resembles zinc, being white or lead gray, soft, malleable and easily fusible, but in its chemical relation it resembles aluminium or gallium. Symbol In. Atomic weight.4. Origin: NL. See Indigo. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Indium

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1. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1908)
"The indium precipitated by electrolysis from a solution containing indium ... Colorimetric analysis of the indium, after the precipitation of the iron by ..."

2. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Harold Govett Colman, Arthur Harden (1902)
"indium. In. = 112-8. 314 This metal was discovered in Freiberg zinc-blende in the summer of the year 1863, by Reich and Richter, by means of spectrum ..."

3. Analytical Chemistry by Frederick Pearson Treadwell (1921)
"indium, IN. At. Wt. 114.8 Sp. Gr. 7.3. M. Pt. 155° indium was discovered in zinc ores and has also been found associated with tungsten. ..."

4. Select Methods in Chemical Analysis: (chiefly Inorganic) by William Crookes (1886)
"The purification of the indium is then easier in consequence of this fractional ... Purification of indium. To obtain the indium pure, the precipitate ..."

5. Select Methods in Chemical Analysis. (Chiefly Inorganic). by William Crookes (1871)
"indium. Preparation of indium from Commercial Zinc. Zinc from the Freiburg mines contains, besides a small quantity of lead, iron, arsenic, and cadmium, ..."

6. Chemistry, Inorganic and Organic: With Experiments by Charles Loudon Bloxam, John Millar Thomson (1907)
"indium. 210. indium was discovered (1863) with the help of the spectroscope, in a specimen of blende from Freiberg, and in some calamities. ..."

7. Qualitative Chemical Analysis: A Guide in Qualitative Work, with Data for by Albert Benjamin Prescott, Otis Coe Johnson (1901)
"indium was discovered in Freiberg zinc blende by Keich and Richter (J. pr., ... In the preparation of indium the Freiberg zinc is dissolved in HC1 or H SO, ..."

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