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.

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another name (not in technical usage) for ceric oxide

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New Latin, from cerium
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