Cerium meaning

sîrē-əm
A lustrous, iron-gray, malleable metallic rare-earth element that occurs chiefly in the minerals monazite and bastnaesite, exists in four allotropic states, is a constituent of pyrophoric alloys, and is used in metallurgy and in the manufacture of glass, incandescent mantles, and hydrocarbon combustion catalysts. Atomic number 58; atomic weight 140.12; melting point 799°C; boiling point 3,443°C; specific gravity 6.77; valence 3, 4.
noun
0
0
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
noun
0
0
A shiny, gray metallic element of the lanthanide series. It is ductile and malleable and is used in electronic components, alloys, and lighter flints. It is also used in glass polishing, as a catalyst in self-cleaning ovens, and in various nuclear applications. Atomic number 58; atomic weight 140.12; melting point 795°C; boiling point 3,468°C; specific gravity 6.67 to 8.23; valence 3, 4.
0
0
A metallic chemical element (symbol Ce) with an atomic number of 58.
noun
0
0
Advertisement

Origin of cerium

  • Cer(es) –ium

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

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

    From Wiktionary