krypton

noun kryp·ton \ ˈkrip-ˌtän \

Definition of krypton

:a colorless relatively inert gaseous element found in air in trace amounts and used especially in electric lamps — see Chemical Elements Table

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Origin and Etymology of krypton

Greek, neuter of kryptos hidden — more at crypt


KRYPTON Defined for English Language Learners

krypton

noun

Definition of krypton for English Language Learners

  • : a chemical element that is a colorless gas and that is used especially in electric lights


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krypton

noun kryp·ton \ ˈkrip-ˌtän \

medical Definition of krypton

:a colorless relatively inert gaseous element found in air at about one part per million symbol Kr — see Chemical Elements Table


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