a hard, brittle, metallic chemical element that is grayish-white with a tinge of red, used chiefly in making alloys of low melting point and in medicine: symbol, Bi; at. no., 83 see the periodic table of elements in the Reference Supplement
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Word origin of 'bismuth'< ModL bisemutum < Ger wismut, earlier wesemut < ?