Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek fire, light + -gen.

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