potassium

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noun, often attributive po·tas·si·um \pə-ˈta-sē-əm\

Definition of potassium

  1. :  a silver-white soft light low-melting monovalent metallic element of the alkali metal group that occurs abundantly in nature especially combined in minerals — see element table

Origin and Etymology of potassium

New Latin, from potassa potash, from English potash


First Known Use: circa 1807


POTASSIUM Defined for English Language Learners

potassium

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noun, often attributive po·tas·si·um \pə-ˈta-sē-əm\

Definition of potassium for English Language Learners

  • : a soft, silver-white metal that is used especially in farming and industry


POTASSIUM Defined for Kids

potassium

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noun po·tas·si·um \pə-ˈta-sē-əm\

Definition of potassium for Students

  1. :  a silvery soft light metallic chemical element found especially in minerals


Medical Dictionary

potassium

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noun po·tas·si·um \pə-ˈtas-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of potassium

  1. :  a silver-white soft light low-melting monovalent metallic element of the alkali metal group that occurs abundantly in nature especially combined in minerals—symbol K; see element table



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