Antimony meaning

ăn'tə-mō'nē
A metallic element having two allotropic forms: a hard, extremely brittle, lustrous, bluish-white, crystalline material and a gray amorphous form. It is used in a wide variety of alloys, especially with lead in battery plates, and in the manufacture of flame-proofing compounds, paint, semiconductor devices, and ceramic products. Atomic number 51; atomic weight 121.76; melting point 630.63°C; boiling point 1,587°C; specific gravity 6.68; valence 3, 5.
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A silvery-white, brittle, nonmetallic chemical element of crystalline structure, found only in combination: used in alloys with metals to harden them and increase their resistance to chemical action; compounds of antimony are used in medicines, pigments, and matches, and for fireproofing: symbol, Sb; at. no. 51
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A metalloid element having many forms, the most common of which is a hard, very brittle, shiny, blue-white crystal. It is used in a wide variety of alloys, especially with lead in car batteries, and in the manufacture of flameproofing compounds. Atomic number 51; atomic weight 121.76; melting point 630.5°C (1,167°F); boiling point 1,380°C (2,516°F); specific gravity 6.691; valence 3, 5.
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A chemical element (symbol Sb) with an atomic number of 51. The symbol is derived from Latin stibium.
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The alloy stibnite.
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Origin of antimony

  • Middle English antimonie from Medieval Latin antimōnium perhaps from Arabic al-’iṯmid al- the ’iṯmid antimony (perhaps from Greek stimmi stibine)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Medieval Latin antimonium attested in the eleventh century; see also here.
    From Wiktionary