anodium

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From a brand name which is a Blend of anodized +‎ aluminum

Noun[edit]

anodium (uncountable)

  1. (dated) Anodized aluminum.
    • 1943, Product Engineering - Volume 14, Issues 7-12, page 251:
      This toughness is the result of a uniquely fine grain size imparted by vanadium to steel, anodium steels are readily cast, forged, and rolled.
    • 1945, Building Science Abstracts - Volumes 18-19, page 125:
      Terrazzo is not recommended as a wall covering but rather 12 in. by 8 in. tiles of a soft green colour particularly for the operating rooms where too, shelves may be of polished anodium covered with green rubber pad.
    • 1961, East African Trade & Industry - Issues 89-97, page 29:
      Most of the items can be supplied in any of the following finishes : brass bronze, nickel silver, chromium, anodium, satin chrome.
    • 1963, Great Britain Ministry of Education, Youth Club: Withywood Bristol, page 59:
      External doors: mortice latch-locks, anodized anodium lever handles and 4 in. steel butts.
    • 1967, Chemical Processing - Volume 13, Part 2, page v:
      The ability to anodize at these high core densities is attributable to a novel method of transporting the electrolyte over the anodium surface in a direction opposite to the travel of the strip.

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

anodium (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry, historical) A hypothesized substance from which all other elements were formed.
    • 2001, Oliver Sacks, Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood, →ISBN:
      There had been a “cosmium” and “neutronium” (“element”), too, to say nothing of “archonium,” “asterium,” “aetherium,”and the Ur-element “anodium", from which all the other elements supposedly were built.