Adjective "bismuth" definition and examples

(Bismuth may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈbɪzməθ/

Definitions and examples

noun

The chemical element of atomic number 83, a brittle reddish-tinged grey metal.
  1. 'Along the way, these disintegration series produce radioactive isotopes of protactinium, thorium, actinium, radium, francium, radon, astatine, polonium, bismuth, lead, thallium and mercury.'
  2. 'The low-melting-point metals such as bismuth, lead, tin, and cadmium are added to aluminum to make free-machining alloys.'
  3. 'I can treat syphilis with bismuth and arsenic but penicillin is so much more effective.'
  4. 'Helidac is another medicine that combines bismuth and two antibiotics.'
  5. 'Another medicine that coats the stomach is called bismuth.'

More definitions

1. a brittle, grayish-white, red-tinged, metallic element used in the manufacture of fusible alloys and in medicine. Symbol:Bi; atomic weight:20

8.980; atomic number:8

More examples(as adjective)

"markets can be bismuth."

"friends can be bismuth."

"demands can be bismuth."

"prices can be bismuth."

"uses can be bismuth."

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Origin

Mid 17th century: from modern Latin bisemutum, Latinization of German Wismut, of unknown origin.