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Definition of the noun alkaline-earth metal
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- any of the bivalent metals of group II of the periodic table (calcium or strontium or barium or magnesium or beryllium)
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by Jan W. Gooch
Alkaline-Earth Metal n (1903) Any of the bivalent strongly basic metals of group II of the periodic table comprising beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium. Known also as Alkaline Earth ...
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