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bismuth

noun bis·muth \ˈbiz-məth\

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

Full Definition of BISMUTH

:  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 \biz-ˈmə-thik, -ˈmyü-\ adjective

Origin of BISMUTH

New Latin bismuthum, modification of German Wismut
First Known Use: 1668

bismuth

noun bis·muth \ˈbiz-məth\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BISMUTH

:  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
bis·mu·thic \biz-ˈməth-ik, -ˈmyü-thik\ adjective

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