tantalum

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noun tan·ta·lum \ ˈtan-tə-ləm \

Definition of tantalum

:a gray-white ductile acid-resisting metallic element found combined in rare minerals (such as tantalite and columbite) and used especially in electronic components — see Chemical Elements Table

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Origin and Etymology of tantalum

New Latin, from Latin Tantalus; from its inability to absorb acid


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tantalum

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noun tan·ta·lum \ ˈtant-ᵊl-əm \

medical Definition of tantalum

:a hard ductile gray-white acid-resisting metallic element of the vanadium family found combined in rare minerals and sometimes used in surgical implants and sutures symbol Ta — see Chemical Elements Table

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