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sodium

noun so·di·um \ˈsō-dē-əm\

: a soft silver-white element that is found in salt, baking soda, and other compounds

Full Definition of SODIUM

:  a silver-white soft waxy ductile element of the alkali metal group that occurs abundantly in nature in combined form and is very active chemically — see element table
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Origin of SODIUM

New Latin, from English soda
First Known Use: 1807

Other Chemical Engineering Terms

alkali, cation, decant, hygroscopic, isotope, oxidize, slurry, solute, viscous

Rhymes with SODIUM

SODIUM Defined for Kids

sodium

noun so·di·um \ˈsō-dē-əm\

Definition of SODIUM for Kids

:  a soft waxy silver-white chemical element occurring in nature in combined form (as in salt)
Medical Dictionary

sodium

noun so·di·um \ˈsōd-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of SODIUM

:  a silver white soft waxy ductile element of the alkali metal group that occurs abundantly in nature in combined form and is very active chemically—symbol Na; see element table
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