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The common, stable isotope of hydrogen, as distinct from deuterium and tritium.
- ‘His hypothesis was that the lighter and more abundant protium isotope would evaporate more quickly than the heavier hydrogen - 2 isotope.’
- ‘The three isotopes are sometimes known by the names of protium, deuterium, and tritium.’
1930s: modern Latin, from Greek prōtos ‘first’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.