/ kad • mee • uhm   yel • low /

Cadmium yellow

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A painted swatch of Cadmium yellow:

Brief description of Cadmium yellow:

Cadmium sulfide can be made in various shades ranging from very light yellow to deep orange. It has very high hiding power and good permanence.

Names for Cadmium yellow:

pronunciation: kad • mee • uhm   yel • low
Alternative names: Aurora yellow
Word origin: The name "Cadmium yellow" comes from Latin cadmia = zinc ore calamine, from Greek kadmeia = Cadmean earth, first found near Thebes, city founded by the Phoenician prince Cadmus..
Non-English names:
German French Italian
Cadmiumgelb Jaune de cadmium Giallo di cadmio
Chemical name: Cadmium(II)-sulfide and mixed crystals of ZnS . CdS, CdS . CdSe in varying proportions

Example of use by artists:


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