from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Berzelius, Baron Jöns Jakob 1779-1848. Swedish chemist who published a table of atomic weights (1828); contributed to electrochemical theory; discovered cerium (1803), zirconium (1824), and titanium (1825); and isolated silicon (1823).
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- n. Swedish chemist who discovered three new elements and determined the atomic weights of many others (1779-1848)
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