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a chemical element, atomic number 74, atomic weight 183.85, symbol W. (See Appendix 6.)
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tung·sten (W),

A metallic element, atomic no. 74, atomic wt. 183.85.
Synonym(s): wolfram, wolframium
[Swed. tung, heavy, + sten, stone]
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(W) (tŭng'stĕn)
A metallic element, atomic no. 74, atomic wt. 183.85.
Synonym(s): wolfram, wolframium.
[Swed. tung, heavy, + sten, stone]
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