bismuth

noun
bis·​muth | \ ˈbiz-məth How to pronounce bismuth (audio) \

Definition of bismuth

: a metallic element that is used in alloys, pharmaceuticals (especially bismuth subsalicylate), and in pigments for cosmetics — see Chemical Elements Table

Other Words from bismuth

bismuthic \ biz-​ˈmə-​thik How to pronounce bismuth (audio) , -​ˈmyü-​ \ adjective

Examples of bismuth in a Sentence

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First Known Use of bismuth

1668, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bismuth

New Latin bismuthum, modification of German Wismut

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More Definitions for bismuth

bismuth

noun
bis·​muth | \ ˈbiz-məth How to pronounce bismuth (audio) \

Kids Definition of bismuth

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

bismuth

noun
bis·​muth | \ ˈbiz-məth How to pronounce bismuth (audio) \

Medical Definition of bismuth

: 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 Chemical Elements Table

Other Words from bismuth

bismuthic \ biz-​ˈməth-​ik How to pronounce bismuth (audio) , -​ˈmyü-​thik How to pronounce bismuth (audio) \ adjective

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