stannum

[ stan-uh m ]
/ ˈstæn əm /

noun

Origin of stannum

1775–85; < Late Latin: tin, Latin stannum, stagnum alloy of silver and lead
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British Dictionary definitions for stannum

stannum
/ (ˈstænəm) /

noun

an obsolete name for tin (def. 1)

Word Origin for stannum

C18: from Late Latin: tin, from Latin: alloy of silver and lead, perhaps of Celtic origin; compare Welsh ystaen tin
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Medicine definitions for stannum

stannum
[ stănəm ]

n.

The element tin.
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