16169Re: TERM: kalium
- Jul 1 2:04 PM--- In Czechlist@yahoogroups.com, "kzgafas" <kzgafas@t...> wrote:
> "Kalium" is often used by Czech physicians for potassium, insteadof "draslik".
kalium \Ka"li*um\, n. [NL. See Kali.] (Chem.) Potassium; -- so called
by the German chemists.
Source: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA,
> I was advised to leave it in English as "kalium" ...IMHO this would be strange. See the authoritative NIH's PubMed
database: kalium - 55 hits (frequently English of Chinese and similar
origin), potassium - 140114 hits.
I am not a NS but still exposed to the language since the age of 4
and bit later exposed to hundreds of pages of medical texts. I would
never use "kalium" in English myself.
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