Meaning of cadmium

cad•mi•um

Pronunciation: (kad'mē-um), [key]
— n.
  1. a white, ductile divalent metallic element resembling tin, used in plating and in making certain alloys. Symbol: Cd; at. wt.: 112.41; at. no.: 48; sp. gr. 8.6 at 20°C.
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