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cesium

 (Cs) [se´ze-um]
a chemical element, atomic number 55, atomic weight 132.905. (See Appendix 6.)
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ce·si·um (Cs),

(sē'zē-ŭm),
A metallic element, atomic no. 55, atomic wt. 132.90543; a member of the alkali metal group. 137Cs (half-life equal to 30.1 years) is used in the treatment of certain malignancies.
[L. caesius, bluish gray]
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ce·si·um

(Cs) (sē'zē-ŭm)
A metallic element, atomic no. 55, atomic wt. 132.90543; a member of the alkali metal group. 137Cs (half-life equal to 30.1 years) is used in treatment of certain malignancies.
Synonym(s): caesium.
[L. caesius, bluish gray]
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ce·si·um

(Cs) (sē'zē-ŭm)
A metallic element used in treatment of some malignancies.
Synonym(s): caesium.
[L. caesius, bluish gray]
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