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krypton

Pronunciation: krip'ton

Definition: One of the noble gases, present in small amounts in the atmosphere (1.14 ppm by dry volume); atomic no. 36, atomic wt. 83.80; 85Kr (half-life of 10.73 years) has been used in studies of cardiac abnormalities.

[G. kryptos, concealed]

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