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potassium

noun, po·tas·si·um often attributive \pə-ˈta-sē-əm\

: a soft, silver-white metal that is used especially in farming and industry

Full Definition of POTASSIUM

:  a silver-white soft light low-melting monovalent metallic element of the alkali metal group that occurs abundantly in nature especially combined in minerals — see element table

Origin of POTASSIUM

New Latin, from potassa potash, from English potash
First Known Use: circa 1807
POTASSIUM Defined for Kids

potassium

noun po·tas·si·um \pə-ˈta-sē-əm\

Definition of POTASSIUM for Kids

:  a silvery soft light metallic chemical element found especially in minerals
Medical Dictionary

potassium

noun po·tas·si·um \pə-ˈtas-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of POTASSIUM

:  a silver-white soft light low-melting monovalent metallic element of the alkali metal group that occurs abundantly in nature especially combined in minerals—symbol K; see element table
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