niton

[ nahy-ton ]
/ ˈnaɪ tɒn /

noun

(formerly) radon. Symbol: Nt

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Origin of niton

1910–15; < Latin nit(ēre) to shine + -on1
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British Dictionary definitions for niton

niton
/ (ˈnaɪtɒn) /

noun

a less common name for radon

Word Origin for niton

C20: from Latin nitēre to shine
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