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  • n. A compound of nitrogen and boron which, when heated before the blowpipe, gives a brilliant phosphorescent; boric nitride.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A compound of nitrogen and boro�, which, when heated before the blowpipe, gives a brilliant phosphorescent; boric nitride.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Nitrid of boron; a white, amorphous, tasteless, inodorous powder, insoluble in water, infusible, and non-volatile.

Etymologies

Ancient Greek fire, light + -gen. (Wiktionary)

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