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xe·non

 (zē′nŏn′)
n. Symbol Xe
A colorless, odorless, noble gas element found in minute quantities in the atmosphere, extracted commercially from liquefied air and used in stroboscopic, bactericidal, and laser-pumping lamps. Atomic number 54; atomic weight 131.29; melting point -111.74°C; boiling point -108.09°C; density (gas) 5.89 grams per liter; specific gravity (liquid, at -109°C) 2.95; valence 0, 2, 4, 6. See Periodic Table.

[From Greek, neuter of xenos, foreign, strange; see xeno-.]

xenon

(ˈzɛnɒn)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a colourless odourless gaseous element occurring in trace amounts in air; formerly considered inert it is now known to form compounds and is used in radio valves, stroboscopic and bactericidal lamps, and bubble chambers. Symbol: Xe; atomic no: 54; atomic wt: 131.29; valency: 0; density: 5.887 kg/m3; melting pt: –111.76°C; boiling pt: –108.0°C
[C19: from Greek: something strange]

xe•non

(ˈzi nɒn, ˈzɛn ɒn)

n.
a heavy, colorless, chemically inactive, monatomic gaseous element used for filling radio, television, and luminescent tubes. Symbol: Xe; at. wt.: 131.30; at. no.: 54.
[1898; < Greek xénon, neuter of xénos strange (see -on2)]

xe·non

(zē′nŏn′)
Symbol Xe A colorless, odorless element that is a noble gas and occurs in extremely small amounts in the atmosphere. It was the first noble gas found to form compounds with other elements. Xenon is used to make lamps that make intense flashes, such as strobe lights and flashbulbs for photography. Atomic number 54. See Periodic Table.
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Noun1.xenon - a colorless odorless inert gaseous element occurring in the earth's atmosphere in trace amountsxenon - a colorless odorless inert gaseous element occurring in the earth's atmosphere in trace amounts
chemical element, element - any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter
argonon, inert gas, noble gas - any of the chemically inert gaseous elements of the helium group in the periodic table
air - a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of; "air pollution"; "a smell of chemicals in the air"; "open a window and let in some air"; "I need some fresh air"
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xe·non

n. xenón, elemento gaseoso, radioisótopo que se encuentra en pequeñas cantidades en el aire atmosférico.
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