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cerium metal


noun Chemistry.

any of a subgroup of rare-earth metals, of which the terbium and yttrium metals comprise the other two subgroups.

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Nearby words

ceriman, cerinic acid, ceriph, cerise, cerium, cerium metal, cerium metals, cerlox, cermet, cern, cernan
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British Dictionary definitions for cerium metals

cerium metals


pl n

the metals lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, and samarium, forming a sub-group of the lanthanides
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