electron etymology

English word electron comes from English electric, English ion

Detailed word origin of electron

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
electric English (eng) Being emotionally thrilling; electrifying.. Of or relating to an electronic version of a musical instrument that has an acoustic equivalent.. Of, relating to, produced by, operated with, or utilising electricity; electrical. (archaic) A substance or object which can be electrified; an insulator or non-conductor, like amber or glass.. (informal, uncountable, usually with definite article) [...]
ion English (eng) An atom or group of atoms bearing an electrical charge, such as the sodium and chlorine atoms in a salt solution.
electron English (eng) (chemistry, obsolete) Alloys of magnesium and other metals, like aluminum or zinc, that were manufactured by the German company Chemische Fabrik Griesheim-Elektron.. (particle) The subatomic particle having a negative charge and orbiting the nucleus; the flow of electrons in a conductor constitutes electricity.

Words with the same origin as electron

Descendants of electric
antielectron coelectron dielectron electrion electron capture electron cloud electron cryomicroscopy electron donor electron number electron pair electron shell electronation electronlike free electron interelectron kiloelectronvolt millielectronvolt multielectron photoelectron quasielectron selectron teraelectronvolt unpaired electron