noun Etymology: New Latin, from lithia oxide of lithium, from Greek lithos Date: 1818 1. a soft silver-white element of the alkali metal group that is the lightest metal known and that is used especially in alloys and glass, in chemical synthesis, and in storage batteries — see element table 2. a salt of lithium (as lithium carbonate) used in psychiatric medicine

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  • Lithium — Lith i*um (l[i^]th [i^]*[u^]m), n. [NL., from Gr. li qeios of stone, fr. li qos stone.] (Chem.) A metallic element of the alkaline group, occurring in several minerals, as petalite, spodumene, lepidolite, triphylite, etc., and otherwise widely… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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