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halogen

noun hal·o·gen \ ˈha-lə-jən \

Definition of halogen

:any of the five elements fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine that form part of group VIIA of the periodic table and exist in the free state normally as diatomic molecules

halogenous

play \ha-ˈlä-jə-nəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of halogen

Swedish, from hal- + -gen


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halogen

adjective

Definition of halogen

:containing, using, or being a halogen
  • a halogen lamp

First Known Use of halogen

1880


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halogen

noun halo·gen \ ˈhal-ə-jən \

medical Definition of halogen

:any of the five elements fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine, and astatine that form part of group VII A of the periodic table and exist in the free state normally as diatomic molecules

halogenous

play \ha-ˈläj-ə-nəs\ adjective

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