alkaline earth
noun see alkaline earth metal

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  • alkaline earth — n 1) an oxide of an alkaline earth metal 2) ALKALINE EARTH METAL * * * any oxide of the alkaline earth metals …   Medical dictionary

  • alkaline earth — /ælkəlaɪn ˈɜθ/ (say alkuhluyn erth) noun the oxide of an alkaline earth metal …   Australian English dictionary

  • alkaline earth — noun any of the bivalent metals of group II of the periodic table (calcium or strontium or barium or magnesium or beryllium) • Syn: ↑alkaline earth metal • Hypernyms: ↑metallic element, ↑metal …   Useful english dictionary

  • alkaline earth — al′kaline earth′ n. chem. any of the oxides of barium, radium, strontium, calcium, and, sometimes, magnesium • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • alkaline earth — Chem. any of the oxides of barium, radium, strontium, calcium, and, sometimes, magnesium. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • alkaline earth — noun Any oxide of the elements of group II of the periodic table; they are not as basic as the alkalis, and not so soluble in water …   Wiktionary

  • alkaline earth — noun Chemistry any of the reactive metals beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium, occupying Group IIA (2) of the periodic table and forming basic oxides and hydroxides …   English new terms dictionary

  • alkaline-earth metal — [al′kə lin΄ʉrth′, al′kə līn΄ʉrth′] n. any of the six highly reactive chemical elements in group IIA of the periodic table including, in order of increasing reactivity, beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium: an oxide of any… …   English World dictionary

  • Alkaline earth metals — Alkaline earth metals. См. Щелочноземельные металлы. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • alkaline earth metal — n any of the bivalent strongly basic metals of group II of the periodic table comprising beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium …   Medical dictionary

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