Origin of halogenhalo- + -gen
- Of or relating to the group of elements that are halogens.
- Of or relating to a bright incandescent light bulb containing a halogen gas that prevents the filament from disintegrating at higher temperatures.
Origin of halogenSwedish halo- halo- -gen -gen
- quartz halogen lamp
From Ancient Greek ἅλς (hals, “salt”) + -gen (“produce”), referring to elements which produce a salt in union with a metal.