boron: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bôr'on, bōr'-), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. a nonmetallic element occurring naturally only in combination, as in borax or boric acid, and obtained in either an amorphous or a crystalline form when reduced from its compounds. Symbol: B; at. wt.: 10.811; at. no.: 5.
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