Definition of chromium
: a blue-white metallic element found naturally only in combination and used especially in alloys and in electroplating — see element table
Recent Examples of chromium from the Web
Chromium coating also will be added to fuel-rod cladding.
The union also tested the uniforms and found detectable levels of formaldehyde, cadmium, chromium and other chemicals commonly used in pesticides and detergents.
The flight attendant union’s test results show detectable levels of formaldehyde, cadmium, chromium and other chemicals commonly used in pesticides and detergents.
The drinks, in seven flavors, contain caffeine, a green tea chemical, ginger, calcium, chromium, and vitamins.
Officials from U.S. Steel have said the leak into Burns Waterway occurred after a pipe malfunction at the plant allowed the discharge of wastewater contaminated with hexavalent chromium.
Ultimately, these metals—mainly nickel, cobalt, iron, and chromium—end up in the food chain.
During a hearing on Thursday, neither company officials nor AQMD inspectors could explain why the release of hexavalent chromium has continued.
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Origin and Etymology of chromium
New Latin, from French chrome
First Known Use: 1807See Words from the same year
CHROMIUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chromium for English Language Learners
: a blue-white metallic element that is combined with other metals and used to cover other metals with a shiny surface
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Definition of chromium for Students
: a bluish white metallic chemical element used especially in alloys
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