[ nahy-ton ]
/ ˈnaɪ tɒn /


(formerly) radon. Symbol: Nt


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Origin of niton

1910–15; < Latin nit(ēre) to shine + -on1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for niton

/ (ˈnaɪtɒn) /


a less common name for radon

Word Origin for niton

C20: from Latin nitēre to shine
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