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chromium

chro·mi·um

chromium

pronunciation:
kro mi m
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part of speech: noun
definition: a chemical element that has twenty-four protons in each nucleus and that occurs as a silver-gray, lustrous, corrosion-resistant solid metal, chiefly used in electroplating, alloys such as stainless steel, or compounds with other elements. (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