pnictogen

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From Ancient Greek πνίγειν (pnígein, to choke, to stifle) (a property of nitrogen) + -gen, with -t- in some forms, perhaps by analogy with pnictide.

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pnictogen (plural pnictogens)

  1. (chemistry) Any element from group 15 of the periodic table; nitrogen, phosphorus, arsenic, antimony and bismuth.

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