Origin of ceriumModern Latin from Cer(es) + -ium: so named (1804) by its discoverers, J. J. Berzelius and W. Hisinger (1766-1852), Swedish mineralogists, after Ceres, which had recently been discovered
Origin of ceriumCer(es) -ium
See Periodic Table
- A metallic chemical element (symbol Ce) with an atomic number of 58.
From Ceres (“a recently discovered asteroid”) + -ium.