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tantalum

 [tan´tah-lum]
a chemical element, atomic number 73, atomic weight 180.948, symbol Ta. (See Appendix 6.) It is a noncorrosive and malleable metal used for plates or disks to repair cranial defects, for wire sutures, and for making prosthetic appliances.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

tan·ta·lum (Ta),

(tan'tă-lŭm),
A heavy metal of the vanadium group, atomic no. 73, atomic wt. 180.9479; used in surgical prostheses because of its noncorrosive properties.
[G. mythical king of Lydia, Tantalus]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

tan·ta·lum

(tan'tă-lŭm)
A heavy metal of the vanadium group, atomic no. 73, atomic wt. 180.9479; used in surgical prostheses because of its noncorrosive properties.
[G. mythical king of Lydia, Tantalus]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

tan·ta·lum

(Ta) (tan'tă-lŭm)
A heavy metal used in surgical prostheses because of its noncorrosive properties.
[G. mythical king of Lydia, Tantalus]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012