Meaning of SELENIUM in English


/ səˈliːniəm; NAmE / noun

[ U ] ( symb Se ) a chemical element. Selenium is a grey substance that is used in making electrical equipment and coloured glass. A lack of selenium in the human body can lead to illnesses such as depression .



early 19th cent.: modern Latin , from Greek selēnē moon.

Oxford Advanced Learner's English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь для изучающик язык на продвинутом уровне.