炭素

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
たん
Grade: 3

Grade: 5
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

(tan, carbon) + (so, chemical element); calque of Dutch koolstof (carbon), kool (coal) + stof (substance)

Considered to be used first in Udagawa Yōan's (宇田川榕菴, 1798 – 1846) book Introduction to Chemistry (舎密開宗, Seimi Kaisō), a compilation of various scientific books in Dutch.

Noun[edit]

炭素 (hiragana たんそ, romaji tanso)

  1. carbon, C

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • 2002, Ineko Kondō; Fumi Takano; Mary E Althaus; et. al., Shogakukan Progressive Japanese-English Dictionary, Third Edition, Tokyo: Shōgakkan, ISBN 4095102535.