Definition of bismuth noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbɪzməθ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɪzməθ//
[uncountable] (symbol Bi)
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a chemical element. Bismuth is a reddish-white metal that breaks easily and is used in medicine. Word Originmid 17th cent.: from modern Latin bisemutum, Latinization of German Wismut, of unknown origin.
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