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Chromium

Chro′mi-um

,
Noun.
[NL., fr. Gr. [GREEK] color.]
(Chem.)
A comparatively rare element occurring most abundantly in the mineral chromite. Atomic weight 52.5. Symbol Cr. When isolated it is a hard, brittle, grayish white metal, fusible with difficulty. Its chief commercial importance is for its compounds, as potassium chromate, lead chromate, etc., which are brilliantly colored and are used dyeing and calico printing. Called also
chrome
.

Definition 2022


Chromium

Chromium

See also: chromium

chromium

chromium

See also: Chromium

English

Chemical element
Cr Previous: vanadium (V)
Next: manganese (Mn)
Chromium crystals and cube.

Noun

chromium (countable and uncountable, plural chromiums)

  1. A metallic chemical element (symbol Cr) with an atomic number of 24.

Synonyms

  • chrome (when used for plating)

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Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈkʰroː.mi.um/, [ˈkʰroː.mi.ũ]

Noun

chrōmium n (genitive chrōmiī); second declension

  1. chromium

Inflection

Second declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative chrōmium chrōmia
genitive chrōmiī chrōmiōrum
dative chrōmiō chrōmiīs
accusative chrōmium chrōmia
ablative chrōmiō chrōmiīs
vocative chrōmium chrōmia