lithium carbonate


noun Chemistry.

a colorless crystalline compound, Li2CO3, slightly soluble in water: used in ceramic and porcelain glazes, pharmaceuticals, and luminescent paints.

Nearby words

  1. lithic,
  2. lithification,
  3. lithify,
  4. lithium,
  5. lithium aluminum hydride,
  6. lithium chloride,
  7. lithium citrate,
  8. lithium fluoride,
  9. lithium hydroxide,
  10. lithium oxide

Origin of lithium carbonate

First recorded in 1870–75

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019


British Dictionary definitions for lithium carbonate

lithium carbonate

noun

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012