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antimony

Pronunciation: an′-ti-mō′nē

Definition: A metallic element, atomic no. 51, atomic wt. 121.757, valences 0, −3, +3, +5; used in alloys; toxic and irritating to the skin and mucous membranes.

Synonym(s): stibium

[G. anti + monos, not found alone]

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