a canister, attached to a life buoy or float, containing calcium carbonate and calcium phosphide, which ignite spontaneously on contact with the water, emitting conspicuous fire and smoke.
[hohl-mik] /ˈhoʊl mɪk/ adjective, Chemistry. 1. of or containing the element . /ˈhɒlmɪk/ adjective 1. of or containing holmium
[hohl-mee-uh m] /ˈhoʊl mi əm/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a rare-earth, trivalent element found in gadolinite. Symbol: Ho; atomic weight: 164.930; atomic number: 67. /ˈhɒlmɪəm/ noun 1. a malleable silver-white metallic element of the lanthanide series. Symbol: Ho; atomic no: 67; atomic wt: 164.93032; valency: 3; relative density: 8.795; melting pt: 1474°C; boiling pt: 2700°C n. […]
noun 1. an evergreen oak, Quercus ilex, of southern Europe, having foliage resembling that of the holly. noun 1. an evergreen Mediterranean oak tree, Quercus ilex, widely planted for ornament: the leaves are holly-like when young but become smooth-edged with age Also called holm, holly oak, ilex
1. a combining form meaning “whole,” “entire,” used in the formation of compound words: holomorphic. combining form 1. whole or wholly: holograph, holotype, Holarctic before vowels, hol-, word-forming element meaning “whole, entire, complete,” from Greek holo-, comb. form of holos “whole, entire, complete,” also “safe and sound,” from PIE *sol-wo-, from root *sol- (see safe […]