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noun chro·mi·um \ˈkrō-mē-əm\

Definition of chromium

  1. :  a blue-white metallic element found naturally only in combination and used especially in alloys and in electroplating — see element table

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Origin and Etymology of chromium

New Latin, from French chrome


CHROMIUM Defined for English Language Learners

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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


CHROMIUM Defined for Kids

chromium

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noun chro·mi·um \ˈkrō-mē-əm\

Definition of chromium for Students

  1. :  a bluish white metallic chemical element used especially in alloys


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chromium

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noun chro·mi·um \ˈkrō-mē-əm\

Medical Definition of chromium

  1. :  a blue-white metallic element found naturally only in combination and used especially in alloys and in electroplating—symbol Cr; see element table



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