chromium

noun
chro·​mi·​um | \ ˈkrō-mē-əm How to pronounce chromium (audio) \

Definition of chromium

: a blue-white metallic element found naturally only in combination and used especially in alloys and in electroplating — see Chemical Elements Table

Examples of chromium in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Located on the site of a former chromium plant between Harbor East and Fells Point, Harbor Point is a 27-acre waterfront campus that has been in development for about a decade. Giacomo Bologna, Baltimore Sun, 29 Mar. 2022 At reasonable doses, cinnamon, chromium and vitamin D are all safe. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 17 Jan. 2022 Coal ash, the toxic byproduct made from producing coal energy, is chock full of radioactive uranium and poisonous heavy metals including arsenic, chromium, mercury, and lead. Dorothy Slater, The New Republic, 29 Dec. 2021 This 14 by 14 inch, over-the-counter device takes minutes to set up and removes 83 contaminants, such as lead, chromium, copper, radium, chlorine, and more. Kayla Hui, Health.com, 6 Jan. 2022 The country was also the world’s largest supplier of platinum and chromium, both heavily used in industrial and chemicals manufacturing. Fortune, 7 Mar. 2022 Reclaimed, treated lumber over 20 years old could be a problem because lumber treated with a combination of chromium, copper and arsenic (CCA) was not discontinued until 2003. Miri Talabac, baltimoresun.com, 9 Feb. 2022 Similarly, the evidence for chromium is suggestive, but not definitive. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 17 Jan. 2022 The result is the product MycoWorks calls Reishi, a leather that is processed using chromium-free chemistry, a chemical found in tannery wastewater, reports Frances Solá-Santiago for Refinery29. Elizabeth Gamillo, Smithsonian Magazine, 6 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of chromium

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chromium

chrome entry 1 + -ium

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16 May 2022

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“Chromium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chromium. Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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More Definitions for chromium

chromium

noun
chro·​mi·​um | \ ˈkrō-mē-əm How to pronounce chromium (audio) \

Kids Definition of chromium

: a bluish white metallic chemical element used especially in alloys

chromium

noun
chro·​mi·​um | \ ˈkrō-mē-əm How to pronounce chromium (audio) \

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 Chemical Elements Table

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