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noun 
  1. A chemical element (symbol O) with an atomic number of 8 and relative atomic mass of 15.9994.
  2. An atom of this element.
  3. Molecular oxygen (O2), a colorless, odorless gas at room temperature.
  4. (medicine) A mixture of oxygen and other gases, administered to a patient to help him or her to breathe.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: zuurstof
  • French: oxygène
  • German: Sauerstoff
  • Italian: ossigeno
  • Spanish: oxí­geno
Etymology: Borrowed from oxygène (originally in the form principe oxygène, a variant of principe oxigine "acidifying principle", suggested by w:Lavoisier, Lavoisier), from Ancient Greek (polytonic, á) (oxus) sharp + (polytonic, ) (genos) birth, referring to oxygen's role in the formation of acids.


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