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cobalt

Pronunciation: ko'bawlt

Definition: A steel-gray metallic element, atomic no. 27, atomic wt. 58.93320; a bioelement and a constituent of vitamin B12; certain of its compounds are pigments, cobalt blue.

[Ger. kobalt, goblin or evil spirit]

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