antimony

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noun an·ti·mo·ny \ˈan-tə-ˌmō-nē\

Definition of antimony

  1. 1 :  stibnite

  2. 2 :  a trivalent and pentavalent metalloid element that is commonly metallic silvery white, crystalline, and brittle and that is used especially in alloys, semiconductors, and flame-retardant substances — see element table

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Origin and Etymology of antimony

Middle English antimonie, from Medieval Latin antimonium


ANTIMONY Defined for English Language Learners

antimony

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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

antimony

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noun an·ti·mo·ny \ˈan-tə-ˌmō-nē\

Definition of antimony for Students

  1. :  a silvery white metallic chemical element


Medical Dictionary

antimony

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noun an·ti·mo·ny \ˈant-ə-ˌmō-nē\

Medical Definition of antimony

plural

antimonies

  1. :  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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