sodium

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noun so·di·um \ˈsō-dē-əm\

Definition of sodium

  1. :  a silver-white soft waxy ductile element of the alkali metal group that occurs abundantly in nature in combined form and is very active chemically — see element table

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Origin and Etymology of sodium

New Latin, from English soda

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SODIUM Defined for English Language Learners

sodium

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Definition of sodium for English Language Learners

  • : a soft silver-white element that is found in salt, baking soda, and other compounds


SODIUM Defined for Kids

sodium

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noun so·di·um \ˈsō-dē-əm\

Definition of sodium for Students

  1. :  a soft waxy silver-white chemical element occurring in nature in combined form (as in salt)


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sodium

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noun so·di·um \ˈsōd-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of sodium

  1. :  a silver white soft waxy ductile element of the alkali metal group that occurs abundantly in nature in combined form and is very active chemically—symbol Na; see element table



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