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argon

Pronunciation: ar′gon

Definition: A gaseous element, atomic no. 18, atomic wt. 39.948, present in the dry atmosphere in the proportion of about 0.94%; one of the noble gases.

[G. ntr. of argos, lazy, inactive, fr. a- priv. + ergon, work]

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