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Caesium  n.  (Chem.) A rare alkaline metal found in mineral water; so called from the two characteristic blue lines in its spectrum. It was the first element discovered by spectrum analysis, and is the most strongly basic and electro-positive substance known. Symbol Cs. Atomic number 55. Atomic weight 132.6.
Synonyms: cesium, Cs

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... Iron. In addition to these, Iodine, and sometimes Bromine, are found in plants which grow in or near the sea; and the former element has also been detected in some of the lower animals, and in land plants. Manganese, Lithium, Caesium, Rubidium, and a few others of the simple bodies, occasionally occur in plants and animals, but I believe their presence ...
— The Stock-Feeder's Manual - the chemistry of food in relation to the breeding and - feeding of live stock • Charles Alexander Cameron

... About ten of the elements are gases at ordinary temperatures. Two—mercury and bromine—are liquids. The others are all solids, though their melting points vary through wide limits, from caesium which melts at 26 deg. to elements which do not melt save in the intense heat of ...
— An Elementary Study of Chemistry • William McPherson

... the bars of those into whose company it is thrust, and it is thus allied with lithium, with which indeed it is almost identical. But lithium is placed by Crookes at the head of a group, the other members of which are potassium, rubidium and caesium (the last not examined). Following these identities of composition, I think it is better to remove manganese and fluorine from their incongruous companions and place them with lithium and its allies as ...
— Occult Chemistry - Clairvoyant Observations on the Chemical Elements • Annie Besant and Charles W. Leadbeater

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