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lith·i·um

 (lĭth′ē-əm)
n. Symbol Li
1. A soft, silvery, highly reactive element that is an alkali metal and is used as a heat transfer medium, in thermonuclear weapons, and in batteries, lubricants, various alloys, ceramics, and optical glass. Atomic number 3; atomic weight 6.941; melting point 180.5°C; boiling point 1,342°C; specific gravity 0.534; valence 1. See Periodic Table.
2. Any of several salts of lithium, especially lithium carbonate.

[From lithia.]

lithium

(ˈlɪθɪəm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a soft silvery element of the alkali metal series: the lightest known metal, used as an alloy hardener, as a reducing agent, and in batteries. Symbol: Li; atomic no: 3; atomic wt: 6.941; valency: 1; relative density: 0.534; melting pt: 180.6°C; boiling pt: 1342°C
[C19: New Latin, from litho- + -ium]

lith•i•um

(ˈlɪθ i əm)

n.
1. a soft, silver-white metallic element, the lightest of all metals, occurring combined in certain minerals. Symbol: Li; at. wt.: 6.939; at. no.: 3; sp. gr.: 0.53 at 20°C.
[1818; lith(ia) lithium oxide (alter. of lithion an alternate name (see -a4) < Greek lítheion, neuter of lítheios made of stone, derivative of líthos stone; so called in reference to its mineral origin) + -ium2]

lith·i·um

(lĭth′ē-əm)
Symbol Li A soft, silvery metallic element that is an alkali metal and occurs in small amounts in some minerals. It is the lightest of all metals and is highly reactive. Lithium is used to make alloys, batteries, glass for large telescopes, and ceramics. Atomic number 3. See Periodic Table.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lithium - a soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal grouplithium - a soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals
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.
amblygonite - a white or grey mineral consisting of lithium aluminum phosphate; a source of lithium
lepidolite - a mineral of the mica group; an important source of lithium
spodumene - a pyroxene mineral consisting of lithium aluminum silicate; a source of lithium
zinnwaldite - a mica containing iron and lithium
Translations
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lith·i·um

n. litio, elemento metálico usado como tranquilizante para tratar casos severos de psicosis.

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