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chromium

chro·mi·um

chromium

 
pronunciation:
kro mi m
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part of speech: noun
definition: a shiny, silver-gray metal that is one of the chemical elements. Chromium does not rust easily. It is used on surfaces, such as the metal trim on cars, because it stays shiny. It can be combined with other metals to form alloys. (symbol: Cr)
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The word chromium contains the following part:
chrom, chromo, chromato, -chrome Greek root that means color, pigment; the element chromium or the substance chromatin