A chemical element (symbol Sb) with an atomic number of 51. The symbol is derived from Latin stibium. (noun)
The alloy stibnite (noun)
Examples of word antimony
The name antimony is derived from the Greek words anti and monos, which together mean not alone, because it rarely occurs naturally in pure form.
The dictionaries define the substance as a stone from which antimony is prepared, but the Arabs understand a semi-mythical mineral of yellow colour which enters into the veins of the eyes and gives them Iynx-like vision.
"We found a chemical called antimony, which is a metal which has potential health hazards related to it," GoodGuide Co-Founder Dara O'Rourke said.
However, these toxic metals are necessary in producing colors, such as antimony, which is used for white color, and barium, which is for green.
One use of antimony, which is declining, is to make type metal for printing newspapers and magazines.