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tungsten

noun tung·sten \ˈtəŋ-stən\

: a hard metal that is used to make the thin wire in light bulbs and to harden other metals (such as steel)

Full Definition of TUNGSTEN

:  a gray-white heavy high-melting ductile hard polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and molybdenum in many of its properties and is used especially in carbide materials and electrical components (as lamp filaments) and in hardening alloys (as steel) — see element table

Origin of TUNGSTEN

Swedish, from tung heavy + sten stone
First Known Use: 1796

tungsten

noun tung·sten \ˈtəŋ-stən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TUNGSTEN

:  a gray-white heavy high-melting ductile hard polyvalent metallic element that resembles chromium and molybdenum in many of its properties and is used especially for electrical purposes and in hardening alloys (as steel)—symbol W; called also wolfram; see element table

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