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Alkaline-Earth Metal

Definition of the noun alkaline-earth metal

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  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 previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers (2010)

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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