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Definition of Chromium


  1. A comparatively rare element occurring most abundantly in the mineral chromite. Atomic weight 52.5. Symbol Cr. When isolated it is a hard, brittle, grayish white metal, fusible with difficulty. Its chief commercial importance is for its compounds, as potassium chromate, lead chromate, etc., which are brilliantly colored and are used dyeing and calico printing. Called also chrome.

Chromium Translations

chromium in French is chrome
chromium in German is Chrom
chromium in Italian is cromo
chromium in Spanish is cromo
chromium in Swedish is krom
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