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Alkaline-Earth Metal

Definition of the noun alkaline-earth metal

What does alkaline-earth metal mean as a name of something?


  1. any of the bivalent metals of group II of the periodic table (calcium or strontium or barium or magnesium or beryllium)
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of alkaline-earth metal: alkaline earth
    • more generic terms: metal / metallic element = any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.

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Google previewThe American Heritage Science Dictionary (2005)

by American Heritage Dictionary

alkaline-earth metal Any of a group of metallic elements that includes beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium. Because the alkaline-earth metals have two electrons ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Inorganic Chemistry (2009)

by John Daintith

magnesium A light ductile malleable silver-white alkaline-earth metal; the second element of group 2 ( formerly ...

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