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English Dictionary: Cadmium by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
cadmium
n
  1. a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
    Synonym(s): cadmium, Cd, atomic number 48
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Cadmium \Cad"mi*um\, n. [NL. See {Cadmia}.] (Chem.)
      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.
  
      {Cadmium yellow}, a compound of cadmium and sulphur, of an
            intense yellow color, used as a pigment.

From The Elements (22Oct97) [elements]:
   cadmium
   Symbol: Cd
   Atomic number: 48
   Atomic weight: 112.40
   Soft bluish metal belonging to group 12 of the periodic table. Extremely
   toxic even in low concentrations. Chemically similar to zinc, but lends
   itself to more complex compounds. Discovered in 1817 by F. Stromeyer.
  
  
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