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Goodyear is looking to use thermoelectric materials (like bismuth telluride and tin selenide), to generate electricity from the difference between the hottest and coolest parts of the rubber.
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Origin and Etymology of bismuth
New Latin bismuthum, modification of German Wismut
First Known Use: 1668See Words from the same year
BISMUTH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bismuth for English Language Learners
: a grayish-white metallic element that is used in alloys and drugs
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Definition of bismuth for Students
: a heavy grayish white metallic chemical element that is used in alloys and in medicines
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 element table
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