thoria

[thawr-ee-uh, thohr-]

Origin of thoria

First recorded in 1835–45; thori(um) + -a4
Also called thorium oxide, thorium dioxide.
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thoria

noun
  1. another name for thorium dioxide

Word Origin for thoria

C19: thorium + -a, on the model of magnesia
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