Cerium Definition

sîrē-əm
noun
A gray chemical element, the most abundant of the rare-earth elements: it is used in alloys, electronic components, and nuclear fuels: symbol, Ce; at. no. 58
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • atomic number 58
  • ce
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Origin of Cerium

  • From Ceres (“a recently discovered asteroid”) +‎ -ium.

    From Wiktionary

  • Cer(es) –ium

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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