Origin and Etymology of indium
International Scientific Vocabulary ind- + New Latin -ium
First Known Use: 1864
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—symbol In; see element table
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