- The chemical element of atomic number 48, a silvery-white metal. (Symbol: Cd)
Cadmium occurs naturally in zinc ores and is obtained as a byproduct of zinc smelting. It is used as a component in low melting point alloys and as a corrosion-resistant coating on other metalsMore example sentences
- These elements include mercury, bromine, cadmium, indium, thallium, lead, and bismuth.
- New processing methods are outlined from which potassium, sodium, barium, strontium and cadmium were discovered.
- And with toxic metals like cadmium, mercury and lead, it's the same story.
early 19th century: from Latin cadmia 'calamine', so named because it is found with calamine in zinc ore. Compare with calamine.
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