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vanadium

noun va·na·di·um \və-ˈnā-dē-əm\

Definition of VANADIUM

:  a silvery-grayish malleable ductile metallic element obtained from minerals and used especially to form alloys and in catalysts — see element table
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Origin of VANADIUM

New Latin, from Old Norse Vanadīs Freya
First Known Use: 1833

Rhymes with VANADIUM

VANADIUM Defined for Kids

vanadium

noun va·na·di·um \və-ˈnā-dē-əm\

Definition of VANADIUM for Kids

:  a metallic chemical element used in making a strong alloy of steel
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vanadium

noun va·na·di·um \və-ˈnād-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of VANADIUM

:  a grayish malleable ductile polyvalent metallic element found combined in minerals and used especially to form alloys (as vanadium steel)—symbol V; see element table

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