- the slag or refuse left after metal has been smelted from ore
- loose, cinderlike lava
Origin: Middle English from Classical Latin from Glassical Greek skōria, refuse, dross from skōr, dung: see scato-
- scoriaceous adjective
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noun pl. sco·ri·ae
- Geology Porous cinderlike fragments of dark lava. Also called cinders, slag.
- Metallurgy The refuse of a smelted metal or ore; slag. Also called cinder.
Origin: Middle English, dross, from Latin scōria, from Greek skōriā, from skōr, excrement, dung; see sker-3 in Indo-European roots.
- scoˌri·aˈceous adjective
scoria - Science Definition
Plural scoriae scoriae
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