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chromium

noun chro·mi·um \ˈkrō-mē-əm\

: a blue-white metallic element that is combined with other metals and used to cover other metals with a shiny surface

Full Definition of CHROMIUM

:  a blue-white metallic element found naturally only in combination and used especially in alloys and in electroplating — see element table
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Origin of CHROMIUM

New Latin, from French chrome
First Known Use: 1807
CHROMIUM Defined for Kids

chromium

noun chro·mi·um \ˈkrō-mē-əm\

Definition of CHROMIUM for Kids

:  a bluish white metallic chemical element used especially in alloys
Medical Dictionary

chromium

noun chro·mi·um \ˈkrō-mē-əm\

Medical Definition of CHROMIUM

:  a blue-white metallic element found naturally only in combination and used especially in alloys and in electroplating—symbol Cr; see element table
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