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Meaning of CHROMIUM

Pronunciation:  'krowmeeum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a hard brittle blue-white multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing
 

CHROMIUM is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: atomic number 24, Cr
 
 See Also: chrome, chromite, metal, metallic element

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Chro"mi*um\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ? color.] (Chem.)
A comparatively rare element occurring most abundantly in the
mineral chromite. Atomic weight 52.5. Symbol Cr. When
isolated it is a hard, brittle, grayish white metal, fusible
with difficulty. Its chief commercial importance is for its
compounds, as potassium chromate, lead chromate, etc., which
are brilliantly colored and are used dyeing and calico
printing. Called also {chrome}.



 

 

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