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lithium carbonate

noun Chemistry.
  1. a colorless crystalline compound, Li2CO3, slightly soluble in water: used in ceramic and porcelain glazes, pharmaceuticals, and luminescent paints.
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Origin of lithium carbonate

First recorded in 1870–75
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British Dictionary definitions for lithium carbonate

lithium carbonate

noun
  1. a white crystalline solid used in the treatment of manic-depressive illness and mania. Formula: Li 2 CO 3 . Lithium citrate is also sometimes used for this purpose
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