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Meaning of krypton

kryp•ton

Pronunciation: (krip'ton), [key]
— n. Chem.
  1. an inert, monatomic gaseous element, present in very small amounts in the atmosphere: used in high-power, tungsten-filament light bulbs. Symbol: Kr; at. wt.: 83.80; at. no.: 36.
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