vanadium

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noun va·na·di·um \və-ˈnā-dē-əm\

Definition of vanadium

  1. :  a silvery-grayish malleable ductile metallic element obtained from minerals and used especially to form alloys and in catalysts — see element table

Origin and Etymology of vanadium

latinization of Swedish Vanadin, from Old Norse Vanadīs, epithet of the goddess Freya (from vana-, stem of vanr, one of the Vanir + dís “woman, female supernatural being”) + Swedish -in 1-in


VANADIUM Defined for Kids

vanadium

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noun va·na·di·um \və-ˈnā-dē-əm\

Definition of vanadium for Students

  1. :  a metallic chemical element used in making a strong alloy of steel


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vanadium

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noun va·na·di·um \və-ˈnād-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of vanadium

  1. :  a grayish malleable ductile polyvalent metallic element found combined in minerals and used especially to form alloys (as vanadium steel)—symbol V; see element table



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