窒素

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
ちつ > ちっ
Grade: S

Grade: 5
on'yomi

Etymology[edit]

(chitsu, plug up, obstruct) + (so, chemical element), a calque of Dutch stikstof (nitrogen), stik (choke) + 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]

窒素 (hiragana ちっそ, romaji chisso)

  1. nitrogen, N
  2. nitrogen gas

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Korean[edit]

Hanja in this word

Noun[edit]

窒素 (jilso) (hangeul 질소)

  1. Hanja form? of 질소, “nitrogen”.