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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element.

Usage examples (35)
  • Strohmeyer coined the name cadmium, derived from the Latin word cadmia which means calamine.
  • Even as companies intensify scrutiny of lead in products, cadmium is a newly recognized threat.
  • Two years after sweeping rules sought to limit lead in children's products, another toxic heavy metal, cadmium, is causing concern.
  • McDonald's recalls cadmium-tainted 'Shrek' glasses for more
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