halogen

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἅλς (háls, salt" or "sea) + γεν- (gen-), "to produce" (coined by Berzelius in 1842).[1]

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Noun[edit]

halogen (plural halogens)

  1. (chemistry) Any element of group 17, i.e. fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine and astatine, which form a salt by direct union with a metal.
  2. A light fixture in which the filament is surrounded by an atmosphere of a halogen gas,

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References[edit]

  1. ^ halogen” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2018.

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Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

halogen m

  1. halogen

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Further reading[edit]

  • halogen in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • halogen in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἅλς (háls, salt" or "sea) +‎ -gen

Noun[edit]

halogen n (definite singular halogenet, indefinite plural halogen or halogener, definite plural halogena or halogenene)

  1. (chemistry) halogen

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἅλς (háls) +‎ -gen

Noun[edit]

halogen n (definite singular halogenet, indefinite plural halogen, definite plural halogena)

  1. (chemistry) halogen

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