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1898, in the meaning defined above
Greek, neuter of kryptos hidden — more at crypt
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“Krypton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/krypton. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.
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