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The micronutrients (or trace elements) are used in very tiny amounts and include boron, chlorine, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum and zinc.
And on the leading edge of coralline research, Williams and a colleague are using boron isotopes to help determine pH, another critical component in water chemistry.
According to a new study, their coloration comes from natural pigments in the algae suffused by the element boron.
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Origin and Etymology of boron
borax + -on (as in carbon)
First Known Use: 1812See Words from the same year
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Definition of boron for Students
: a powdery or hard solid chemical element that is used especially in making glass and detergents
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