niton

[nahy-ton]
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noun

(formerly) radon. Symbol: Nt

Nearby words

  1. nitfly,
  2. nither,
  3. nitid,
  4. nitidity,
  5. nitinol,
  6. nitpick,
  7. nitpicker,
  8. nitpicking,
  9. nitr-,
  10. nitra

Origin of niton

1910–15; < Latin nit(ēre) to shine + -on1

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British Dictionary definitions for niton

niton

noun

a less common name for radon

Word Origin for niton

C20: from Latin nitēre to shine

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