塩素

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Japanese[edit]

Kanji in this term
えん
Grade: 4

Grade: 5
on’yomi kan’on
Alternative spelling
鹽素 (kyūjitai)
Chemical element
Cl
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Etymology[edit]

(en, salt) + (so, chemical element). Calque of Dutch zoutstof, from the fact that it is a main ingredient of table salt. Coined by Japanese scientist Udagawa Yōan in 1834 in his book 遠西医方名物考補遺 (鹽素). was simplified from in the 1946 Tōyō kanji list.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(えん)() (enso (kyūjitai 鹽素)

  1. chlorine, Cl

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

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