carbonous

carbonous

[kahr-buh-nuhs]
adjective
of, containing, or derived from carbon.

Origin:
1785–95; carbon + -ous

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carbon (ˈkɑːbən)
 
n
1.  a.  a nonmetallic element existing in the three crystalline forms: graphite, diamond, and buckminsterfullerene: occurring in carbon dioxide, coal, oil, and all organic compounds. The isotope carbon-12 has been adopted as the standard for atomic wt; carbon-14, a radioisotope with a half-life of 5700 years, is used in radiocarbon dating and as a tracer. Symbol: C; atomic no: 6; atomic wt: 12.011; valency: 2, 3, or 4; relative density: 1.8--2.1 (amorphous), 1.9--2.3 (graphite), 3.15--3.53 (diamond); sublimes at 3367±25°C; boiling pt: 4827°C
 b.  (as modifier): a carbon compound
2.  carbon paper short for carbon copy
3.  a carbon electrode used in a carbon-arc light or in carbon-arc welding
4.  a rod or plate, made of carbon, used in some types of battery
 
[C18: from French carbone, from Latin carbō charcoal, dead or glowing coal]
 
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