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

 

gallium

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡæliəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡæliəm//
 
[uncountable] (symbol Ga)
 
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a chemical element. Gallium is a soft silver-white metal. Word Origin late 19th cent.: modern Latin, from Latin Gallia ‘France’ or gallus ‘cock’; named (either patriotically or as a translation of his own name) by Paul-Émile Lecoq de Boisbaudran (1838–1912), the French chemist who discovered it in 1875.
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