aluminum n
cinnamon n

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  • aluminum — (n.) 1812, coined by English chemist Sir Humphry Davy (1778 1829), from alumina, name given 18c. to aluminum oxide, from L. alumen alum (see ALUM (Cf. alum)). Davy originally called it alumium (1808), then amended this to aluminum, which remains… …   Etymology dictionary

  • aluminum hydroxide — n any of several white gelatinous or crystalline hydrates Al2O3·nH2O of alumina esp one Al2O3·3H2O or Al(OH)3 used in medicine as an antacid * * * Al(OH)3, used as an antacid and as a phosphate binder in treatment of urolithiasis and… …   Medical dictionary

  • aluminum — [ə lo͞o′mə nəm] n. [ModL < L alumen: see ALUMINA] a silvery, lightweight, easily worked, metallic chemical element that resists corrosion and is found abundantly, but only in combination: symbol, Al; at. no., 13: see the periodic table of… …   English World dictionary

  • aluminum chloride — n a deliquescent compound AlCl3 or Al2Cl3 that is used as a topical astringent and antiseptic on the skin, in some deodorants to control sweating, and in the anhydrous form as a catalyst see MUCICARMINE * * * [USP] aluminum chloride hexahydrate,… …   Medical dictionary

  • aluminum oxide — n ALUMINA * * * a compound, occurring naturally as corundum and in hydrated form as bauxite, that is the raw material in aluminum production; impure crystalline forms include emery, ruby, and sapphire. Very fine grains are used in the production… …   Medical dictionary

  • aluminum sulfate — n a colorless salt Al2(SO4)3 that is a powerful astringent and is used as a local antiperspirant and in water purification * * * [USP] a powerful astringent, Al2(SO4)3·xH2O, used topically as a local antiperspirant; also used as a pharmaceutical… …   Medical dictionary

  • Aluminum — A*lu mi*num ([.a]*l[=u]*m[i^]*n[u^]m), n. The metallic element forming the base of alumina. This metal is white, but with a bluish tinge, and is remarkable for its resistance to oxidation, and for its lightness, having a specific gravity of about …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • aluminum hydroxide — n. a white powder, Al(OH) 3, obtained from bauxite and used to make glass, paper, etc. and in antacids …   English World dictionary

  • aluminum oxide — n. ALUMINA …   English World dictionary

  • aluminum sulfate — n. a white crystalline salt, Al2 (SO4) 3, made by treating bauxite or clay with sulfuric acid: it is used in sizing paper, purifying water, fixing dyes, tanning, etc …   English World dictionary

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