cadmium sulfide

noun

Definition of cadmium sulfide

: a yellow-brown poisonous salt CdS used especially in electronic parts, in photoelectric cells, and in medicine

Examples of cadmium sulfide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the case of The Scream, yellow cadmium sulfide in the sunset has broken down into two white chemicals, cadmium sulfate and cadmium carbonate. Theresa Machemer, Smithsonian Magazine, "Why Are the Vibrant Colors of ‘The Scream’ Fading?," 13 Feb. 2020 Over time, with exposure, the yellow cadmium sulfide has oxidized into two white chemical compounds, cadmium sulfate and cadmium carbonate. Sophie Haigney, New York Times, "‘The Scream’ Is Fading. New Research Reveals Why.," 7 Feb. 2020 Evidence now shows radioactive material, not just zinc cadmium sulfide, was part of that spraying, Martino-Taylor said. Washington Post, "Cold War radiation testing in US widespread, author claims," 2 Oct. 2017 Her book, published in August, was a follow-up to her 2012 dissertation, which found that the government conducted secret testing of zinc cadmium sulfide in a poor area of St. Louis in the 1950s and 1960s. Washington Post, "Cold War radiation testing in US widespread, author claims," 2 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of cadmium sulfide

1833, in the meaning defined above

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“Cadmium sulfide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cadmium%20sulfide. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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cadmium sulfide

noun

Medical Definition of cadmium sulfide

: a yellow-brown poisonous salt CdS used especially in electronic parts, in photoelectric cells, and in the treatment of seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp

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