chromium

A very bright and hard, silvery metal used in the production of stainless steel and as a decorative, corrosion-resistant plating material. Although discovered in 1798, its decorative potential was not realised until it began to be commercially available in 1925. modern movement designers such as le corbusier and breuer used chromium plate on the tu …...

Chromium

A lustrous, hard, steel-gray metallic element, resistant to tarnish and corrosion, used in the hardening of alloys and in electro-plating.
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Chromium

Chromium is a chemical element which has the symbol Cr and atomic number 24. It is the first element in Group 6. It is a steely-gray, lustrous, hard and brittle metal which takes a high polish, resists tarnishing, and has a high melting point. The name of the element is derived from the Greek word χρῶμα, chrōma, meaning colour, because many...
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Chromium

• (n.) 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 dye...
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chromium

<chemical> A trace element that plays a role in glucose metabolism. It has the atomic symbol cr, atomic number 24, and atomic weight 52. According to the fourth annual report on carcinogens (ntp85-002,1985), chromium and some of its compounds have been listed as known carcinogens. ... Chemical name: Chromium ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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chromium

(Cr) (kro´me-әm) a chemical element, atomic number 24, atomic weight 51.996. It is an essential dietary trace element, but hexavalent chromium is carcinogenic. chromium 51 a radioactive isotope of chromium having a half-life of 27.7 days and decaying by ...
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Chromium

(See heavy metals.)
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chromium

Cr noun a hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing
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chromium

(Cr) A gray-white, metallic element in group VIB of the periodic table; also a transition element. Chromium's only commercially important ore is chromite, a mixed oxide or iron and chromium, FeO.Cr2O3. This is reduced to a ferro...
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chromium

(Cr) Type: Term Pronunciation: krō′mē-ŭm Definitions: 1. A metallic element, atomic no. 24, atomic wt. 51.9961. A dietary essential bioelement. 51Cr (half-life of 27.70 days) is used as a diagnostic aid in many disorders (gastrointestinal protein loss).
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Chromium

[computer graphics] Chromium is an OpenGL implementation. Unlike other OpenGL implementations, Chromium does not render the OpenGL command stream to a raster image in order to display on-screen. Instead, it manipulates, and moves the OpenGL command stream to other OpenGL implementations (including even other Chromium implementations). Chrom...
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Chromium

[web browser] Chromium is the open-source web browser project from which Google Chrome draws its source code. The browsers share the majority of code and features, though there are some minor differences in features and they have different licensing. The Chromium Project takes its name from the element chromium, the metal from which chrome ...
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Chromium

Chro'mi·um noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... color.] (Chemistry) 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 i...
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Chromium

A hard grey metallic element used in steel alloys and electroplating ti increase hardness and corrosion resistance. Symbol Cr; atomic number 24; atomic weight 51.996
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Chromium

A lustrous, hard, brittle, steel-gray metallic element used to harden steel alloys, in production of
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Chromium

A metal used in the dyeing and leather tanning industries. Also used to cover other metals for decoration and to protect them from rusting. Thought to be a factor in the cause of some cancers.
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Chromium

a toxic heavy metal that may contaminate groundwater; stringent environmental discharge limits apply
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chromium

CAS Number: 16065-83-1. A steel-gray solid with a high melting point. It is used in the production of steel and other metal alloys. It is a naturally occurring element in rocks, soils, animals and plants. Chemical formula = Cr. Molecular weight = 51.996 g
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chromium

chemical element of Group VIb of the periodic table, a hard, steel-gray metal that takes a high polish and is used in alloys to increase strength and ... [17 related articles]
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chromium

chromium (krō'mēum) [Gr.,=color], metallic chemical element; symbol Cr; at. no. 24; at. wt. 51.996; m.p. about 1,857°C; b.p. 2,672°C; sp. gr. about 7.2 at 20°C; valence +2, +3, +6. Chromium is a silver-gray, lustrous, brittle, hard metal that can be highly polished. It is...
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Chromium

Chromium is a bright, blue/white metal with excellent corrosion resistance. It is obtained by the aluminium reduction of Cr2O3, the source of which is chromite, a double oxide of chromium and iron which generally also contains magnesium. Chromium is soluble in HCl and H2SO4, but not in H3PO
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Chromium

Chromium is a metal element with the symbol Cr. Chromium forms very hard steel-gray masses; it never occurs native, but is obtained by reducing the oxide with aluminium. Its highest oxide forms a compound of a ruby-red colour. Chromium is so named on account of the various and beautiful colours which its oxide and acid communicate to minerals into ...
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chromium

Hard, brittle, grey-white, metallic element, atomic number 24, relative atomic mass 51.996. It takes a high polish, has a high melting point, and is very resistant to corrosion. It is used in chromium electroplating, in the manufacture of stainless steel and other alloys, and as a catalyst. Its compounds are used for tanning leather and for alu...
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Chromium

This is thought to affect the breakdown of carbohydrates. Several studies have failed to show any benefit in weight loss after taking this drug.
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chromium

[n] - a hard brittle blue-white multivalent metallic element
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