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vanadium pentoxide

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noun Chemistry.
  1. a yellow to red crystalline compound, V2O5, slightly soluble in water, used as a catalyst for organic reactions, in glass to absorb ultraviolet radiation, and as a photographic developer.

Origin of vanadium pentoxide

First recorded in 1880–85
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