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Meaning of INDIUM

Pronunciation:  'indeeum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
 

INDIUM is a 6 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: atomic number 49, In
 
 See Also: blende, metal, metallic element, sphalerite, zinc blende

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\In"di*um\, n. [NL. See {Indigo}.] (Chem.)
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.



 

 

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