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krypton

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noun kryp·ton \ˈkrip-ˌtän\

Simple Definition of krypton

  • : a chemical element that is a colorless gas and that is used especially in electric lights

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of krypton

  1. :  a colorless relatively inert gaseous element found in air in trace amounts and used especially in electric lamps — see element table

Origin and Etymology of krypton

Greek, neuter of kryptos hidden — more at crypt


First Known Use: 1898


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krypton

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noun kryp·ton \ˈkrip-ˌtän\

Medical Definition of krypton

  1. :  a colorless relatively inert gaseous element found in air at about one part per million—symbol Kr; see element table




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