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Meaning & Definition of Selenium in English

English

Selenium

/səliniəm/

noun

1. A toxic nonmetallic element related to sulfur and tellurium

  • Occurs in several allotropic forms
  • A stable grey metallike allotrope conducts electricity better in the light than in the dark and is used in photocells
  • Occurs in sulfide ores (as pyrite)
    synonym:
  • selenium
  • ,
  • Se
  • ,
  • atomic number 34

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Hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, phosphorus, oxygen, sulfur and selenium are nonmetals.