octium

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Noun[edit]

octium (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) The name for the element oxygen in the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)'s Systematic Element Name system.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The Systematic Element Name is intended for use with newly discovered (invented?) elements before a regular name has been bestowed in it. However, the Systematic names of pentium and octium are brought to people’s attention