Krypton Definition

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
Webster's New World
  • atomic number 36
  • kr

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

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