Sinonimi: Bi | atomic number 83
ETYM German bismuth, wismuth: cf. French bismuth.
Hard, brittle, reddish white metallic element, used in alloys and, as carbonate, for dyspepsia, etc.
Hard, brittle, pinkish-white, metallic element, symbol Bi, atomic number 83, atomic weight 208.98. It has the highest atomic number of all the stable elements (the elements from atomic number 84 up are radioactive). Bismuth occurs in ores and occasionally as a free metal (native metal). It is a poor conductor of heat and electricity, and is used in alloys of low melting point and in medical compounds to soothe gastric ulcers. The name comes from the Latin besemutum, from the earlier German Wismut.
A heavy brittle diamagnetic trivalent metallic element (resembles arsenic and antimony chemically); usually recovered as a by-product from ores of other metals; SYN. Bi, atomic number 83.