ceria

[ seer-ee-uh ]
/ ˈsɪər i ə /
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. cereous,
  2. ceres,
  3. ceresin,
  4. cereus,
  5. cerf,
  6. ceric,
  7. ceric oxide,
  8. ceriferous,
  9. ceriman,
  10. cerinic acid

Origin of ceria


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British Dictionary definitions for ceria

ceria

/ (ˈsɪərɪə) /

noun

another name (not in technical usage) for ceric oxide

Word Origin for ceria

New Latin, from cerium

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