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heavy metals
Subject Category
W Physical and Chemical Sciences
Definition
Metals with high specific gravity, typically larger than 5. They have complex spectra, form colored salts and double salts, have a low electrode potential, are mainly amphoteric, yield weak bases and weak acids, and are oxidizing or reducing agents.
Definition Source
Medical Subject Headings 2014
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USE FOR And Type
heavy metal pollution
Broader Term
metals
Related Term
antimony
bioaccumulation
bioavailability
bismuth
cadmium
divalent metals
hyperaccumulators
lead
mercury
metal tolerance
pollutants
thallium
tin
Spanish
metales pesados
Term Number
10454