boron

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noun bo·ron \ˈbȯr-ˌän\

Definition of boron

  1. :  a trivalent metalloid element found in nature only in combination and used especially in glass and detergents — see element table

boronic

play \bȯr-ˈä-nik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of boron

borax + -on (as in carbon)


BORON Defined for Kids

boron

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noun bo·ron \ˈbȯr-ˌän\

Definition of boron for Students

  1. :  a powdery or hard solid chemical element that is used especially in making glass and detergents


Medical Dictionary

boron

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noun bo·ron \ˈbō(ə)r-ˌän, ˈbȯ(ə)r-\

Medical Definition of boron

  1. :  a trivalent metalloid element found in nature only in combination and used in metallurgy and in composite structural materials—symbol B; see element table

boronic

\bȯr-ˈän-ik, bōr-\play adjective


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