chalcogen

[ kal-kuh-juhn, -jen ]

noun
  1. Chemistry. any of the elements oxygen, sulfur, selenium, tellurium, and polonium, which form the VIa group in the periodic table.

Origin of chalcogen

1
First recorded in 1960–65; chalco- + -gen

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British Dictionary definitions for chalcogen

chalcogen

/ (ˈkælkəˌdʒɛn) /


noun
  1. any of the elements oxygen, sulphur, selenium, tellurium, or polonium, of group 6A of the periodic table

Origin of chalcogen

1
C20: from chalco (pyrite) + -gen

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