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antimony

noun an·ti·mo·ny \ˈan-tə-ˌmō-nē\

: a silvery-white metal that breaks easily and that is used especially in alloys

Full Definition of ANTIMONY

1
:  stibnite
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:  a trivalent and pentavalent metalloid element that is commonly metallic silvery white, crystalline, and brittle and that is used especially in alloys, semiconductors, and flame-retardant substances — see element table

Origin of ANTIMONY

Middle English antimonie, from Medieval Latin antimonium
First Known Use: 15th century

antimony

noun an·ti·mo·ny \ˈant-ə-ˌmō-nē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural an·ti·mo·nies

Medical Definition of ANTIMONY

:  a trivalent and pentavalent metalloid element that is commonly metallic silvery white, crystalline, and brittle and is used especially in alloys and semiconductors and in medicine as a constituent of various antiprotozoal agents (as tartar emetic)—symbol Sb; see element table

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