Zirconia meaning

zûr-kōnē-ə
Cubic zirconia.
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(chemistry) The oxide of zirconium, obtained as a white powder, and possessing both acid and basic properties. On account of its infusibility, and brilliant luminosity when incandescent, it is used as an ingredient of sticks for the Drummond light.
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Origin of zirconia

  • New Latin from zircon

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