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noun 
  1. (particles) The subatomic particle having a negative charge and orbiting the nucleus; the flow of electrons in a conductor constitutes electricity.
  2. (context, chemistry, obsolete) An alloy of magnesium and aluminum.
Etymology: From Ancient Greek (term, sc=Grek, á, tr=elektron, , amber, lang=grc) from (term, sc=Grek, -, tr=el-, , sun, bright, shiny, lang=grc).See also (term, electric) + (term, -on).


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