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Protium n : genus of chiefly tropical American trees having fragrant wood and yielding gum elemi [syn: genus Protium]

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  1. the lightest and most common isotope of hydrogen, having a single proton and no neutrons -

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Protium can be any of several things:
  • In chemistry, protium refers to hydrogen-1, the most common isotope of the element hydrogen, with one proton and no neutrons
  • Protium (plant), a genus of chiefly tropical American trees in the family Burseraceae, having fragrant wood
  • Protium (computer language), a universal, symbolic programming language system
  • In medicine, Protium is a commercial name for pantoprazole, a proton inhibitor drug
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