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tungsten

tung·sten

tungsten

 
pronunciation:
tuhng stn
part of speech: noun
definition: a chemical element that has seventy-four protons in each nucleus and that occurs in pure form as a gray metal solid with an extremely high melting point, used esp. in heat-resistant alloys and to make filaments for high-powered electric lamps; wolfram. (symbol: W)
derivation: tungstenic (adj.)