Origin of cadmium
Examples from the Web for cadmium
Cadmium vapour decomposes water at a red heat, with liberation of hydrogen, and formation of the oxide of the metal.
Greens and yellows made by the admixture of chrome are apt to be crude as compared with those in which cadmium was used.The Painter in Oil|Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst
Everywhere a cadmium yellow, produced by the burning sun, and in addition a green and blue of such extraordinary intensity!The Letters of a Post-Impressionist|Vincent Van Gogh
This reaction is still more sensitive if the cadmium oxide is heated per se in the reduction flame.
With all the sulphides of cadmium a steel palette knife is best avoided.Field's Chromatography|George Field
British Dictionary definitions for cadmium
Word Origin for cadmium
Word Origin and History for cadmium
bluish-white metal, 1822, discovered 1817 by German scientist Friedrich Strohmeyer, coined in Modern Latin from cadmia, a word used by ancient naturalists for various earths and oxides (especially zinc carbonate), from Greek kadmeia (ge) "Cadmean (earth)," from Kadmos "Cadmus," legendary founder of Boeotian Thebes. So called because the earth was first found in the vicinity of Thebes (Kadmeioi was an alternative name for "Thebans" since the time of Homer).