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n. - A heavy brittle diamagnetic trivalent metallic element (resembles arsenic and antimony chemically).

Usage examples (33)
  • Zinc Oxide and bismuth salts are mildly astringent and antiseptic to soothe and protect raw areas.
  • The name bismuth is derived from the old German word wismut, meaning white metal, or meadow mines.
  • The salt represented in the last equation is sometimes called bismuth oxychloride, or bismuthyl chloride.
  • I don't know, exactly what alloys you mean, but bismuth is common, and is heavier than lead in atomic weight. for more
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