a brand name for a group of nickel-chromium alloys, some with an iron content, having high electrical resistance: used in heating devices and thermocouples.
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a nickel-based alloy containing about 10 per cent chromium, used in heating elements
Word Origin for chromel
C20: from chro (mium) + me (ta) l
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