vanadium

noun va·na·di·um \ və-ˈnā-dē-əm \

Definition of vanadium

:a silvery-grayish malleable ductile metallic element obtained from minerals and used especially to form alloys and in catalysts — see Chemical Elements Table

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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

noun va·na·di·um \ və-ˈnā-dē-əm \

Definition of vanadium for Students

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

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vanadium

noun va·na·di·um \ və-ˈnād-ē-əm \

medical Definition of vanadium

:a grayish malleable ductile polyvalent metallic element found combined in minerals and used especially to form alloys (as vanadium steel) symbol V — see Chemical Elements Table


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