Meaning of BORON in English


/ ˈbɔːrɒn; NAmE -rɑːn/ noun

[ U ] ( symb B ) a chemical element. Boron is a solid substance used in making steel alloys and parts for nuclear reactors .



early 19th cent.: from borax , on the pattern of carbon (which it resembles in some respects).

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