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metal

 [met´'l]
any chemical element marked by luster, malleability, ductility, and conductivity of electricity and heat, and which will ionize positively in solution. adj., adj metal´lic.
alkali metal one of a group of monovalent elements including lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, and cesium.
metal fume fever an occupational disorder with malaria-like symptoms occurring in those engaged in welding and other metallic operations and due to the volatilized metals. It includes brassfounder's fever (brass chill, brazier's chill) and spelter's fever (zinc chill, zinc fume fever).
heavy metal one with a high specific gravity, usually defined to be above 5.0.
heavy metal poisoning poisoning with any of the heavy metals, particularly antimony, arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury, thallium, or zinc.
noble metal a metal that is highly resistant to oxidation and corrosion.
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al·ka·li met·al

an alkali of the family Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, and Fr, all of which have highly ionized hydroxides.
Synonym(s): alkali (3)
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al·ka·li met·al

(al'kă-lī met'ăl)
An alkali of the family Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, and Fr, all of which have highly ionized hydroxides.
Synonym(s): alkali (3) .
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al·ka·li met·al

(al'kă-lī met'ăl)
An alkali of the families Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, and Fr, all of which have highly ionized hydroxides.
Synonym(s): alkali (3) .
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