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n. Symbol Kr
A colorless, largely inert gaseous element used chiefly in gas discharge lamps and fluorescent lamps. Atomic number 36; atomic weight 83.80; melting point -157.36°C; boiling point -153.34°C; density 3.733 grams per liter (0°C). See Periodic Table.
[Greek krupton, neuter of kruptos, hidden (from its rarity), from kruptein, to hide.]
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(Elements & Compounds) an inert gaseous element occurring in trace amounts in air and used in fluorescent lights and lasers. Symbol: Kr; atomic no: 36; atomic wt: 83.80; valency: 0; density: 3.733 kg/m3; melting pt: –157.37°C; boiling pt: –153.23±0.10°C
[C19: from Greek, from kruptos hidden; see crypt]
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an inert monatomic gaseous element, present in very small amounts in the atmosphere. Symbol: Kr; at. wt.: 83.80; at. no.: 36.
[1895–1900; < Greek; see crypt]
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Symbol Kr A colorless, odorless element that is a noble gas. It is used in certain fluorescent lamps and photographic flash lamps. Atomic number 36. See Periodic Table.
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|Noun||1.||krypton - a colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses; occurs in trace amounts in air|
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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krypton[krɪptɒn] N → criptón m
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krypton[ˈkrɪptɒn] n → krypton m
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n → Krypton nt
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krypton[ˈkrɪptɒn] n → cripto
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