boron etymology

English word boron comes from English -on, English borax

Detailed word origin of boron

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-on English (eng) (biology, genetics) Forming names of things considered as basic or fundamental units, such as codon or recon.. (chemistry) Forming names of noble gases and certain nonmetal elements (such as boron or silicon).. (physics, maths, and, biology) Forming nouns denoting subatomic particles (proton), quanta (photon), molecular units (codon), or substances (interferon).
borax English (eng) Cheap or tawdry, referring to furniture or other works of industrial design. (chemistry) The sodium salt of boric acid, Na2B4O7, either anhydrous or with 5 or 10 molecules of water of crystallisation; sodium tetraborate.. A white or gray/grey crystalline salt, with a slight alkaline taste, used as a flux, in soldering metals, making enamels, fixing colors/colours on porcelain, and as a soap, etc.
boron English (eng) The chemical element (symbol B) with an atomic number of 5, which is a metalloid.. A single atom of this element.

Words with the same origin as boron

Descendants of -on
Bohr magneton antineoplaston baryon baryonless boson caron encephalon energon interferon klepton leptoproduction multiexon neutron neutronic nylon photon photonic pion polaron psychon renormalon tachyon texton trion
Descendants of borax
boraciferous boron group boron orthophosphate boron oxide boron tree boron trifluoride boron trioxide boron-10 ekaboron