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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Indium  \In"di*um\,  n.  [NL.  See  {Indigo}.]  (Chem.) 
  A  rare  metallic  element,  discovered  in  certain  ores  of  zinc, 
  by  means  of  its  characteristic  spectrum  of  two  indigo  blue 
  lines;  hence  its  name  In  appearance  it  resembles  zinc, 
  being  white  or  lead  gray,  soft,  malleable  and  easily  fusible, 
  but  in  its  chemical  relation  it  resembles  aluminium  or 
  gallium.  Symbol  In  Atomic  weight,  113.4. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  indium 
  n  :  a  rare  soft  silvery  metallic  element;  occurs  in  small 
  quantities  in  sphalerite  [syn:  {In},  {atomic  number  49}] 
 
  From  Elements  database  20001107  [elements]: 
 
  indium 
  Symbol:  In 
  Atomic  number:  49 
  Atomic  weight:  114.82 
  Soft  silvery  element  belonging  to  group  13  of  the  periodic  table.  The  most 
  common  natural  isotope  is  In-115,  which  has  a  half-life  of  6*10^4  years. 
  Five  other  radioisotopes  exist.  Discovered  in  1863  by  Reich  and  Richter. 
 
 




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