Any of the elements appearing in Group 6a of the periodic table, sharing certain chemical properties; oxygen, sulfur, selenium, tellurium, polonium, or element 116.
Other Word Forms of Chalcogen
Origin of Chalcogen
Greek khalkos copper –gen since many of the important ores of copper, such as chalcopyrite, contain chalcogens
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From chalco- (“ore") +"Ž -gen (“forming").
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