chalcogen

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chal·co·gen

 (kăl′kə-jən)
n.
Any of the elements appearing in Group 6a of the periodic table, sharing certain chemical properties; oxygen, sulfur, selenium, tellurium, polonium, or element 116.

[Greek khalkos, copper + -gen, since many of the important ores of copper, such as chalcopyrite, contain chalcogens.]

chalcogen

(ˈkælkəˌdʒɛn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) any of the elements oxygen, sulphur, selenium, tellurium, or polonium, of group 6A of the periodic table
[C20: from chalco(pyrite) + -gen]
Translations
Chalkogen
calcogeno
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