1775–85; < Late Latin: tin, Latin stannum, stagnum alloy of silver and lead Unabridged
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stannum (ˈstænəm)
an obsolete name for tin
[C18: from Late Latin: tin, from Latin: alloy of silver and lead, perhaps of Celtic origin; compare Welsh ystaen tin]

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stannum stan·num (stān'əm)
The element tin.

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