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Origin and Etymology of antimony
Middle English antimonie, from Medieval Latin antimonium
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
ANTIMONY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of antimony for English Language Learners
: a silvery-white metal that breaks easily and that is used especially in alloys
ANTIMONY Defined for Kids
Definition of antimony for Students
: a silvery white metallic chemical element
Medical Definition of antimony
: a trivalent and pentavalent metalloid element that is commonly metallic silvery white, crystalline, and brittle and is used especially in alloys and semiconductors and in medicine as a constituent of various antiprotozoal agents (as tartar emetic)—symbol Sb; see element table
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