bismuth

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noun bis·muth \ˈbiz-məth\

Definition of bismuth

  1. :  a grayish-white brittle heavy chiefly trivalent metallic element that is chemically like arsenic and antimony and that is used in alloys and pharmaceuticals — see element table

bismuthic

play \biz-ˈmə-thik, -ˈmyü-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of bismuth

New Latin bismuthum, modification of German Wismut


BISMUTH Defined for English Language Learners

bismuth

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Definition of bismuth for English Language Learners

  • : a grayish-white metallic element that is used in alloys and drugs


BISMUTH Defined for Kids

bismuth

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noun bis·muth \ˈbiz-məth\

Definition of bismuth for Students

  1. :  a heavy grayish white metallic chemical element that is used in alloys and in medicines


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bismuth

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noun bis·muth \ˈbiz-məth\

Medical Definition of bismuth

  1. :  a heavy brittle grayish white chiefly trivalent metallic element that is chemically like arsenic and antimony and that is used in alloys and pharmaceuticals—symbol Bi; see element table

bismuthic

\biz-ˈməth-ik, -ˈmyü-thik\play play adjective

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