Definition of Krypton

1. Noun. A colorless element that is one of the six inert gasses; occurs in trace amounts in air.

Exact synonyms: Atomic Number 36, Kr
Generic synonyms: Chemical Element, Element, Argonon, Inert Gas, Noble Gas
Substance meronyms: Air



Definition of Krypton

1. n. An inert gaseous element of the argon group, occurring in air to the extent of about one volume in a million. It was discovered by Ramsay and Travers in 1898. Liquefying point, -- 152° C.; symbol, Kr; atomic weight, 83.0.

Definition of Krypton

1. Noun. A chemical element (''symbol'' Kr) with an atomic number of 36; one of the noble gases. ¹

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Definition of Krypton

1. a gaseous element [n -S]

Medical Definition of Krypton

1. A noble gas that is found in the atmosphere. It has the atomic symbol kr, atomic number 36, atomic weight 83.80, and has been used in electric bulbs. Chemical name: Krypton (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Krypton

krumpers
krumping
krunk
krupkaite
krupuk
krutaite
krutovite
krymo-
kryolite
kryolites
kryolith
kryoliths
krypses
krypsis
krypton (current term)
krypton radioisotopes
kryptonite
kryptons
kryptopyrrole
kryptopyrroles
krytron
krytrons
kryzhanovskite
ksar
ksars
ksgA methyltransferase
kshatriya
kshatriyas
ktenasite

Literary usage of Krypton

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Catalogue of Scientific Literature by Royal Society (Great Britain). (1905)
"Baly, ECC The spectra of neon, krypton, and xenon. London. Phil. Trans. ... Mengen von krypton und Xenon in Jrr atmosphärischen Luft zu bestimmen ..."

2. Recent Advances in Physical and Inorganic Chemistry by Alfred Walter Stewart (1912)
"krypton AND XENON Very little indeed is known beyond the physical properties ... The spectrum of krypton is a pale violet, while that of xenon is sky-blue. ..."

3. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial ScienceChemistry (1903)
"The total volume of krypton was therefore 7-5 cc, and its weight о ... As before remarked, it is not maintained that all the krypton and all the xenon have ..."

4. General Chemistry for Colleges by Alexander Smith (1908)
"Neon, krypton, and Xenon. — When the argon obtained from atmospheric nitrogen is cooled with liquid air (- 185°), the argon, krypton, and xenon are ..."

5. A Treatise on Chemistry by Henry Enfield Roscoe, Carl Schorlemmer (1920)
"krypton, Kr-82-92 (O=i6). 539 krypton occurs in the air to the extent of about 1 part in 20000000 by volume and is found in the less volatile portions of ..."

6. Report of the Annual Meeting (1899)
"These are krypton, a gas first separated from atmospheric air, ... This gus, which has been obtained practically free from krypton, argon, ..."

7. Industrial Gases by Harold Cecil Greenwood (1919)
"krypton AND XENON Occurrence.—krypton and xenon were discovered by Ramsay in ... krypton and xenon are most conveniently isolated by the method proposed by ..."

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