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cad·mi·um

 (kăd′mē-əm)
n. Symbol Cd
A soft, bluish-white metallic element occurring primarily in zinc, copper, and lead ores, that is easily cut with a knife and is used in nickel-cadmium storage batteries, rustproof electroplating, nuclear reactor shields, solders, and in low-friction, fatigue-resistant alloys. Atomic number 48; atomic weight 112.41; melting point 321.1°C; boiling point 767°C; specific gravity 8.65; valence 2. See Periodic Table.

[Latin cadmīa, calamine (the ore of zinc from which cadmium was first extracted as an impurity) (from Greek kadmeia (gē), Theban (earth), from Kadmos, Cadmus; see Cadmus) + -ium.]

cad′mic (-mĭk) adj.
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cadmium

(ˈkædmɪəm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a malleable ductile toxic bluish-white metallic element that occurs in association with zinc ores. It is used in electroplating, alloys, and as a neutron absorber in the control of nuclear fission. Symbol: Cd; atomic no: 48; atomic wt: 112.411; valency: 2; relative density: 8.65; melting pt: 321.1°C; boiling pt: 767°C
[C19: from New Latin, from Latin cadmīa zinc ore, calamine, referring to the fact that both calamine and cadmium are found in the ore]
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cad•mi•um

(ˈkæd mi əm)

n.
a white, ductile, divalent metallic element resembling tin, used in plating and in making certain alloys. Symbol: Cd; at. wt.: 112.41; at. no.: 48; sp. gr.: 8.6 at 20°C.
[< German Kadmium (1817) < Latin cadm(īa) zinc oxide]
cad′mic, adj.
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cad·mi·um

(kăd′mē-əm)
Symbol Cd A rare, bluish-white metallic element that occurs mainly in small amounts in zinc ores. It is soft and easily cut with a knife. Cadmium is plated onto other metals and alloys to prevent corrosion, and it is used to make rechargeable batteries and nuclear reactors. Atomic number 48. See Periodic Table.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cadmium - a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic elementcadmium - a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
calamine, hemimorphite - a white mineral; a common ore of zinc
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Translations
кадмий
kadmium
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kadmij
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カドミウム
cadmium
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cadmiu
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cadmium

[ˈkædmɪəm] Ncadmio m
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cadmium

[ˈkædmiəm] ncadmium m
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cadmium

nKadmium nt, → Cadmium nt
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cadmium

n cadmio
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[USPRwire, Thu Jul 18 2019] Cadmium sulfide is a yellow compound that is easy to purify and isolate.
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This was after the technical committee, which brings together major fertiliser manufacturers and government agencies in the agriculture sector, failed to agree on the proposal to reduce the cadmium limit in the country.
Consumer Product Safety Commission , "long-term exposure to cadmium can cause adverse health effects." Cadmium, a soft bluish-white metal, is found in the Earth's crust.
[17] Cadmium accumulates in renal tubular cells bound to metallothionein, a small protein containing 30% cysteine.
Cadmium has been listed by the World Health Organization as among the 10 chemicals of major public health concern.
Cadmium is listed by the World Health Organization (WHO) among the "ten chemicals of major public health concern along with arsenic, asbestos, dioxins, lead, mercury and other highly hazardous substances''.
"Some lucky charms and amulets that are supposed to attract energy, health, fortune and happiness are unluckily contaminated with cadmium and lead, two highly hazardous substances that belong to the WHO's list of 10 chemicals of major public health concern," Thony Dizon, chemical safety campaigner of EcoWaste Coalition, said.
There are various causes of toxicity among which heavy metals such as Cadmium (Cd) is the most important nephrotoxic substances.
Beware, they may contain high levels of cadmium that can raise the risk of cancer, warns researchers.
Skeleton analysis of cadmium treated groups showed mostly un-ossified skeletons.
The Department of Trade and Industry's PTIC in Geneva tested the cadmium level of Philippine cacao beans, and said it passed the new EU limits set on the heavy metal.