Definitions for cadmiumˈkæd mi əm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
cad•mi•umˈkæd mi əm(n.)
a white, ductile, divalent metallic element resembling tin, used in plating and in making certain alloys.
Ref: Symbol: Cd; 2
Origin of cadmium:
< G Kadmium (1817) < L cadm(īa) zinc oxide
cadmium, Cd, atomic number 48(noun)
a soft bluish-white ductile malleable toxic bivalent metallic element; occurs in association with zinc ores
a metallic chemical element (symbol Cd) with an atomic number of 48.
Origin: from Greek Καδμεία (calamine), a Cadmium-bearing mixture of minerals, which was named after the god, Κάδμος (Cadmus)
a comparatively rare element related to zinc, and occurring in some zinc ores. It is a white metal, both ductile and malleable. Symbol Cd. Atomic weight 111.8. It was discovered by Stromeyer in 1817, who named it from its association with zinc or zinc ore
U.S. National Library of Medicine
An element with atomic symbol Cd, atomic number 48, and atomic weight 114. It is a metal and ingestion will lead to CADMIUM POISONING.