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

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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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“Chromium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of chromium

: a blue-white metallic element that is combined with other metals and used to cover other metals with a shiny surface


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


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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