Meaning of BORON in English

BORON

[ 'bɔ:rɒn ]

■ noun the chemical element of atomic number 5, a non-metal which can be isolated as a brown, amorphous powder or (if pure) a black crystalline semiconductor. (Symbol: B )

Origin

C19: from borax , on the pattern of carbon (which it resembles).

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