What does potassium mean?

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  1. A soft, waxy, silvery reactive metal that is never found unbound in nature; an element (symbol K) with an atomic number of 19 and atomic weight of 39.0983. The symbol is derived from the Latin kalium.
  2. (countable) A single atom of this element.
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When you discussed good sources of potassium you failed to mention honeydew melons.
Caesium is a weakly hydrated alkaline metal with chemical similarities to potassium.
He can't drink and he can't eat anything containing calcium, salt, potassium or phosphate, which rules out living in the chippers.
Well, soap is a unique substance of potassium fatty acid salts, produced through a chemical reaction called saponification.
Aluminum was named for one of its most important compounds, alum, a compound of potassium, aluminum, sulfur and oxygen.
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