ceria

[seer-ee-uh]
noun
  1. a white-to-yellow, heavy powder, cerium dioxide, CeO2, usually derived from cerium nitrate by decomposition with heat: used chiefly in ceramics, glass polishing, and decolorizing.

Origin of ceria

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ceria

noun
  1. another name (not in technical usage) for ceric oxide

Word Origin for ceria

New Latin, from cerium
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