indium

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noun in·di·um \ˈin-dē-əm\

Definition of indium

  1. :  a silvery malleable fusible chiefly trivalent metallic element that occurs especially in sphalerite ores and is used especially as a plating material, in alloys, and in electronics — see element table

Origin and Etymology of indium

International Scientific Vocabulary ind- + New Latin -ium


First Known Use: 1864


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indium

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noun in·di·um \ˈin-dē-əm\

Medical Definition of indium

  1. :  a malleable fusible silvery metallic element that is chiefly trivalent, occurs especially in sphalerite ores, and is used as a plating for bearings, in alloys having a low melting point, and in making transistors—symbol In; see element table


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