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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Lithium  \Lith"i*um\  (l[i^]th"[i^]*[u^]m),  n.  [NL.,  from  Gr 
  li`qeios  of  stone,  fr  li`qos  stone.]  (Chem.) 
  A  metallic  element  of  the  alkaline  group  occurring  in 
  several  minerals,  as  petalite,  spodumene,  lepidolite, 
  triphylite,  etc.,  and  otherwise  widely  disseminated,  though 
  in  small  quantities. 
  Note:  When  isolated  it  is  a  soft,  silver  white  metal, 
  tarnishing  and  oxidizing  very  rapidly  in  the  air.  It  is 
  the  lightest  solid  element  known  specific  gravity 
  being  0.59.  Symbol  Li  Atomic  weight  7.0  So  called  from 
  having  been  discovered  in  a  mineral. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  soft  silver-white  univalent  element  of  the  alkali  metal 
  group  the  lightest  metal  known  occurs  in  several 
  minerals  [syn:  {Li},  {atomic  number  3}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Lithium,  MO  (village,  FIPS  43346) 
  Location:  37.83221  N,  89.88378  W 
  Population  (1990):  7  (4  housing  units) 
  Area:  0.0  sq  km  (land),  0.0  sq  km  (water) 
  From  Elements  database  20001107  [elements]: 
  Symbol:  Li 
  Atomic  number:  3 
  Atomic  weight:  6.939 
  Socket  silvery  metal.  First  member  of  group  1  of  the  periodic  table. 
  Lithium  salts  are  used  in  psychomedicine 

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