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aluminum

noun, alu·mi·num often attributive \ə-ˈlü-mə-nəm\

: a silver metal that is strong and light and that is used for making many products

Full Definition of ALUMINUM

:  a bluish silver-white malleable ductile light trivalent metallic element that has good electrical and thermal conductivity, high reflectivity, and resistance to oxidation and is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust where it always occurs in combination — see element table

Origin of ALUMINUM

New Latin, from alumina
First Known Use: 1810

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

aluminum

noun , alu·mi·num often attrib \ə-ˈlü-mə-nəm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ALUMINUM

:  a bluish silver-white malleable ductile light trivalent metallic element that has good electrical and thermal conductivity, high reflectivity, and resistance to oxidation and is the most abundant metal in the earth's crust where it always occurs in combination—symbol Al; see element table
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