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chromium (n.)

metallic element, 1807, Latinized from French chrome (Fourcroy and Haüy), from Greek chroma "color" (see chrome; also see chroma). So called for its colorful compounds. Related: Chromite.

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Definitions of chromium from WordNet

chromium (n.)
a hard brittle multivalent metallic element; resistant to corrosion and tarnishing;
Synonyms: Cr / atomic number "
From wordnet.princeton.edu