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indium

noun in·di·um \ˈin-dē-əm\

Definition of INDIUM

:  a silvery malleable fusible chiefly trivalent metallic element that occurs especially in sphalerite ores and is used especially as a plating material, in alloys, and in electronics — see element table

Origin of INDIUM

International Scientific Vocabulary ind- + New Latin -ium
First Known Use: 1864

indium

noun in·di·um \ˈin-dē-əm\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of INDIUM

:  a malleable fusible silvery metallic element that is chiefly trivalent, occurs especially in sphalerite ores, and is used as a plating for bearings, in alloys having a low melting point, and in making transistors—abbreviation In; see element table

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