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Definition of the noun alkaline-earth metal
What does alkaline-earth metal mean as a name of something?
- 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 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 ...
by John Daintith
magnesium A light ductile malleable silver-white alkaline-earth metal; the second element of group 2 ( formerly ...
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