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Meaning of cobalt 60

co•balt

Pronunciation: (kō'bôlt), [key]
— n.
  1. a silver-white metallic element with a faint pinkish tinge, occurring in compounds whose silicates afford important blue coloring substances for ceramics. Symbol: Co; at. wt.: 58.933; at. no.: 27; sp. gr.: 8.9 at 20°C.
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