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Noun: atomic number 8
  1. A nonmetallic bivalent element that is normally a colourless, odourless, tasteless, nonflammable diatomic gas; constitutes 21 percent of the atmosphere by volume; the most abundant element in the earth's crust
    - oxygen, O

Type of: chemical element, element, gas

Part of: air, H2O, ozone, water

Encyclopedia: Atomic number 8