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chromium

Pronunciation: kro'me-um

Definition: A metallic element, atomic no. 24, atomic wt. 51.9961. A dietary essential bioelement. 51Cr (half-life of 27.70 days) is used as a diagnostic aid in many disorders (gastrointestinal protein loss).

[G. chroma, color]

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