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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Latin
Origin: cadmia 'calamine' ( CALAMINE LOTION); because cadmium was found in the earth with calamine

cadmium

noun
     
Related topics: Elements
cad‧mi‧um [uncountable]
HCE a soft poisonous metal that is used in batteries and in the protective shields in nuclear reactors. It is a chemical element: symbol Cd

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