Krypton meaning

krĭptŏn
A colorless, largely inert gaseous element used chiefly in gas discharge lamps and fluorescent lamps. Atomic number 36; atomic weight 83.80; melting point −157.36°C; boiling point −153.34°C; density 3.733 grams per liter (0°C).
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A rare, gaseous chemical element, one of the noble gases, present in very small quantities in air: basically inert, it reacts with fluorine and some other elements under special conditions: symbol, Kr; at. no. 36
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A colorless, odorless element in the noble gas group. It is used in certain fluorescent lamps and photographic flash lamps. Atomic number 36; atomic weight 83.80; melting point −156.6°C; boiling point −152.30°C; density 3.73 grams per liter (0°C).
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A chemical element (symbol Kr) with an atomic number of 36; one of the noble gases.
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Origin of krypton

  • Greek krupton neuter of kruptos hidden (from its rarity) from kruptein to hide

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Neuter form of Ancient Greek κρυπτός (kruptos, “hidden”).

    From Wiktionary