Definitions for galliumˈgæl i əm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gal•li•umˈgæl i əm(n.)
a rare steel-gray metallic element used in high-temperature thermometers because of its high boiling point (1983°C) and low melting point (30°C).
Ref: Symbol: Ga; 3
Origin of gallium:
1870–75; < NL, der. of L gall(us) cock (trans. of F coq, from Lecoq de Boisbaudran, 19th-cent. French chemist) + NL -ium -ium2
gallium, Ga, atomic number 31(noun)
a rare silvery (usually trivalent) metallic element; brittle at low temperatures but liquid above room temperature; occurs in trace amounts in bauxite and zinc ores
A chemical element (symbol Ga) with an atomic number of 31; a soft bluish metal.
Origin: Named by its discoverer Lecoq, after Gallia. It was claimed that Lecoq had named the element after himself, since gallus is the Latin translation of the French le coq, but Lecoq denied this in an article of 1877.
a rare metallic element, found in certain zinc ores. It is white, hard, and malleable, resembling aluminium, and remarcable for its low melting point (86/ F., 30/C). Symbol Ga. Atomic weight 69.9
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A rare, metallic element designated by the symbol, Ga, atomic number 31, and atomic weight 69.72.