Definition of


  1. (noun, substance) a soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals

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Synonyms of Lithium

atomic number 3, li

Alternate forms of Lithium

Hypernyms: metal, metallic element

Origin of the word Lithium

  1. silver-white metallic element, 1818, coined in Mod.L. by Swed. chemist J?ns Jacob Berzelius (1779-1848) from Gk. lithos "stone," from its mineral origin and to distinguish it from two previously known alkalis of vegetable origin. more

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