- a pyrophoric alloy, containing approximately 50 percent cerium and 45 percent lanthanum, made from a mixture of various rare-earth chlorides by electrolysis.
Origin of misch metal
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- an alloy of cerium and other rare earth metals, used esp as a flint in cigarette lighters
C20: from German Mischmetall, from mischen to mix