alkaline earth metal

noun

Definition of alkaline earth metal

: any of the divalent strongly basic metals of group II of the periodic table comprising beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium

called also alkaline earth

— see Periodic Table

First Known Use of alkaline earth metal

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of alkaline earth metal was in 1854

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“Alkaline earth metal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alkaline%20earth%20metal. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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alkaline earth metal

noun

Medical Definition of alkaline earth metal

: any of the bivalent strongly basic metals of group II of the periodic table comprising beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium

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