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vanadium

Pronunciation: va-na'de-um

Definition: A metallic element, atomic no. 23, atomic wt. 50.9415; a bioelement, its deficiency can result in abnormal bone growth and a rise in cholesterol and triacylglycerol levels.

[Vanadis, Scand. goddess]

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