8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary
inert gaseous element, 1898, coined by its discoverers (Sir William Ramsay and Morris W. Travers) from Greek krypton, neuter of adjective kryptos "hidden" (see crypt); so called because it was so difficult to find.
krypton kryp·ton (krĭp'tŏn')
A largely inert gaseous element used in gas fluorescent lamps. Atomic number 36; atomic weight 83.80; melting point -157.4°C; boiling point -153.22°C; density 3.73 grams per liter (0°C).
A colorless, odorless element in the noble gas group. It is used in certain fluorescent lamps and photographic flash lamps. Atomic number 36; atomic weight 83.80; melting point -156.6°C; boiling point -152.30°C; density 3.73 grams per liter (0°C). See Periodic Table.
A frame language.
["An Essential Hybrid Reasoning System: Knowledge and Symbol Level Accounts of KRYPTON", R.J. Brachman et al, Proc IJCAI-85, 1985].