Cadmic Cad"mic, a. (Chem.) Pertaining to, derived from, or containing, cadmium; as, cadmic sulphide. [1913 Webster]

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  • cadmic — See cadmium. * * * …   Universalium

  • cadmic — cad·mic …   English syllables

  • cadmic — ˈkadmik adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary cadm (from New Latin cadmium) + ic; originally formed as French cadmique : of, relating to, or derived from cadmium …   Useful english dictionary

  • cadmium — cadmic, adj. /kad mee euhm/, n. 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. [1815 25; < NL, equiv. to L cadm(ia) calamine… …   Universalium

  • cadmium — /ˈkædmiəm / (say kadmeeuhm) noun a white, ductile, divalent metallic element like tin in appearance, used in plating, in making certain alloys, and, because of its ability to absorb neutrons, it is also used in the control rods of nuclear… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cadmium — [kad′mē əm] n. [ModL < L cadmia, zinc ore < Gr kadmeia(gē), Cadmean (earth) (so called because found near Thebes, home of CADMUS) + IUM: so named (1817) by F. Strohmeyer (1776 1835), Ger chemist, because frequently found assoc. with zinc] a …   English World dictionary

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