ホウ素

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ホウ素 (hōso): crystalline elemental boron.
Kanji in this term

Grade: 5
on'yomi
Chemical element
B Previous: ベリリウム (beririumu) (Be)
Next:  (たん) () (tanso) (C)

Etymology[edit]

Compound of (, borax) +‎ (so, element).[1][2]

The katakana spelling of ホウ appears to be more common, perhaps due to the rarity of the kanji.

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Noun[edit]

ホウ素 (hiragana and katakana ホウそ, rōmaji hōso, historical hiragana はうそ)

  1. boron, B

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. 2.0 2.1 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, ISBN 4-385-13905-9