antimony

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Chemical element
Sb
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From Medieval Latin antimonium attested in the 11th century; see also here.

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antimony (countable and uncountable, plural antimonies)

  1. A chemical element (symbol Sb, from Latin stibium) with an atomic number of 51: a lustrous gray metalloid.
  2. The alloy stibnite.
    • 2005, Al Berlin, Chemical Physics of Pyrolysis, Combustion, and Oxidation, →ISBN, page 21:
      In quality synergistic additives in a composition use oxide antimonies.

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Further reading[edit]

  • David Barthelmy (1997–2021) , “Antimony”, in Webmineral Mineralogy Database
  • antimony”, in Mindat.org[1], Hudson Institute of Mineralogy, 2000–2021.

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