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thal·li·um

 (thăl′ē-əm)
n. Symbol Tl
A soft, malleable, highly toxic metallic element, used in photocells, infrared detectors, low-melting glass, and formerly in rodent and ant poisons. A radioactive isotope, Tl-201, is used in medical imaging. Atomic number 81; atomic weight 204.38; melting point 304°C; boiling point 1,473°C; specific gravity 11.85 (20°C); valence 1, 3. See Periodic Table.

[thall(o)- (from its green spectral line) + -ium.]
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thallium

(ˈθælɪəm)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a soft malleable highly toxic white metallic element used as a rodent and insect poison and in low-melting glass. Its compounds are used as infrared detectors and in photoelectric cells. Symbol: Tl; atomic no: 81; atomic wt: 204.3833; valency: 1 or 3; relative density: 11.85; melting pt: 304°C; boiling pt: 1473±10°C
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek thallos a green shoot; referring to the green line in its spectrum]
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thal•li•um

(ˈθæl i əm)

n.
a soft, malleable, rare, bluish white metallic element: used in the manufacture of alloys and, in the form of its salts, in rodenticides. Symbol: Tl; at. wt.: 204.37; at. no.: 81; sp. gr.: 11.85 at 20°C.
[1861; < Greek thall(ós) green stalk + -ium2; after the green line in its spectrum]
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thal·li·um

(thăl′ē-əm)
Symbol Tl A soft, easily shaped, very poisonous metallic element that has a low melting temperature. It is used in photography, in making low-melting and highly refractive glass, and in treating skin infections. Atomic number 81. See Periodic Table.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.thallium - a soft grey malleable metallic element that resembles tin but discolors on exposure to airthallium - a soft grey malleable metallic element that resembles tin but discolors on exposure to air; it is highly toxic and is used in rodent and insect poisons; occurs in zinc blende and some iron 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.
blende, sphalerite, zinc blende - an ore that is the chief source of zinc; consists largely of zinc sulfide in crystalline form
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thallium

[ˈθælɪəm] Ntalio m
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thallium

n (Chem) → Thallium nt
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thallium

n talio
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Differences in sensitivity between ETT with right precordial leads and thallium-201 scintigraphy were not statistically significant; neither were differences in specificity between the standard 12-lead ETT, ETT with the addition of right precordial leads, and thallium scintigraphy (88%).
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On January 27, the WHO representative in Iraq was notified that the laboratory had detected thallium qualitatively in patient specimens and the cake.
In fact, arrogant Young had suggested thallium poisoning as a cause of the bug to the company doctor.
Dr Bellingan added, 'We are now convinced that the cause of Mr Litvinenko's condition was not a heavy metal such as thallium.
"They could not have been caused by somewhat elevated levels of thallium that was found in his blood, said Mr Goldfarb.
The Tyne Valley Action Group is objecting to the plans because of fears over harmful emissions of poisons such as dioxins, thallium and cadmium, which have been linked to cancer and birth defects.
31 on suspicion of attempting to kill her 48-year-old mother at their home in the city of Izunokuni, Shizuoka Prefecture, by lacing her food with thallium, a substance often used as rat poison.
Although thallium (T1) is toxic to both humans and animals, there is little information on contamination in wildlife.
In the present study we evaluated the association between urinary levels of cadmium, lead, barium, cobalt, cesium, molybdenum, antimony, thallium, and tungsten with PAD in a cross-sectional analysis of 790 participants [greater than or equal to] 40 years of age in NHANES 1999-2000.
To get around that obstacle, Keimer and his colleagues spent months painstakingly hand-aligning small crystals of thallium barium copper oxide-a single-oxide-layer compound--and gluing them onto aluminum plates.