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EtymologyEdit

Back formation from septic acid (nitric acid), so named because nitrogen appeared to be the cause of putrefaction.[1]

NounEdit

septon (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry, obsolete) nitrogen

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 2012, Bernard Jaffe, Crucibles: The Story of Chemistry from Ancient Alchemy to Nuclear Fission, page 81

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