Definition of sodium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsōdēəm/


The chemical element of atomic number 11, a soft silver-white reactive metal of the alkali metal group. (Symbol: Na)
Example sentences
  • Glauconite is close in composition to muscovite but has some iron, magnesium, sodium, and calcium.
  • The second most abundant ion was potassium, followed by sodium, magnesium, manganese and iron.
  • For example, lithium, sodium, and potassium comprised a triad of soft, highly reactive metals.


Early 19th century: from soda + -ium.

Words that rhyme with sodium

odeum, odium, plasmodium, podium

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Syllabification: so·di·um

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