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ATOMIC NUMBER 16

 Dictionary entry overview: What does atomic number 16 mean? 

ATOMIC NUMBER 16 (noun)
  The noun ATOMIC NUMBER 16 has 1 sense:

1. an abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)

  Familiarity information: ATOMIC NUMBER 16 used as a noun is very rare.


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ATOMIC NUMBER 16 (noun)


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Meaning:

An abundant tasteless odorless multivalent nonmetallic element; best known in yellow crystals; occurs in many sulphide and sulphate minerals and even in native form (especially in volcanic regions)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

atomic number 16; sulfur; sulphur; S

Hypernyms ("atomic number 16" is a kind of...):

chemical element; element (any of the more than 100 known substances (of which 92 occur naturally) that cannot be separated into simpler substances and that singly or in combination constitute all matter)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "atomic number 16"):

brimstone; native sulfur; native sulphur (an old name for sulfur)

Holonyms ("atomic number 16" is a substance of...):

sulfide; sulphide (a compound of sulphur and some other element that is more electropositive)

oil of vitriol; sulfuric acid; sulphuric acid; vitriol ((H2SO4) a highly corrosive acid made from sulfur dioxide; widely used in the chemical industry)


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