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bismuth

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noun bis·muth \ˈbiz-məth\

Simple Definition of bismuth

  • : a grayish-white metallic element that is used in alloys and drugs

Full Definition of bismuth

  1. :  a heavy brittle grayish-white chiefly trivalent metallic element that is chemically like arsenic and antimony and that is used in alloys and pharmaceuticals — see element table

bis·mu·thic play \biz-ˈmə-thik, -ˈmyü-\ adjective

Origin of bismuth

New Latin bismuthum, modification of German Wismut


First Known Use: 1668


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bismuth

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noun bis·muth \ˈbiz-məth\

Medical Definition of bismuth

  1. :  a heavy brittle grayish white chiefly trivalent metallic element that is chemically like arsenic and antimony and that is used in alloys and pharmaceuticals—symbol Bi; see element table

  2. bis·mu·thic \biz-ˈməth-ik, -ˈmyü-thik\play play adjective




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