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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cadmium  \Cad"mi*um\,  n.  [NL.  See  {Cadmia}.]  (Chem.) 
  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. 
 
  {Cadmium  yellow},  a  compound  of  cadmium  and  sulphur,  of  an 
  intense  yellow  color,  used  as  a  pigment. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cadmium 
  n  :  a  soft  bluish-white  ductile  malleable  toxic  bivalent 
  metallic  element;  occurs  in  association  with  zinc  ores 
  [syn:  {Cd},  {atomic  number  48}] 
 
  From  Elements  database  20001107  [elements]: 
 
  cadmium 
  Symbol:  Cd 
  Atomic  number:  48 
  Atomic  weight:  112.40 
  Soft  bluish  metal  belonging  to  group  12  of  the  periodic  table.  Extremely 
  toxic  even  in  low  concentrations.  Chemically  similar  to  zinc,  but  lends 
  itself  to  more  complex  compounds.  Discovered  in  1817  by  F.  Stromeyer 
 
 




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