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Meaning of XENON

Pronunciation:  'zenun

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a colorless odorless inert gaseous element occurring in the earth's atmosphere in trace amounts

XENON is a 5 letter word that starts with X.


 Synonyms: atomic number 54, Xe
 See Also: air, argonon, chemical element, element, inert gas, noble gas



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Xen"on\, n. [Gr. ?, neut. of ? strange.] (Chem.)
A very heavy, inert gaseous element occurring in the
atmosphere in the proportion of one volume is about 20
millions. It was discovered by Ramsay and Travers in 1898. It
can be condensed to a liquid boiling at -109[deg] C., and to
a solid which volatilizes without melting. Symbol Xe or X;
atomic weight 130.2.