(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.
Origin of zirconia
New Latin from zircon
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Zirconia Sentence Examples
Solutions of yttria salts in their behaviour to reagents are not unlike those of zirconia.
Klaproth in 1789 analysed the mineral zircon or hyacinth and found it to contain a new earth, which he called "zirconia."
A doping strategy will be evaluated for a selected ceramic such as partially or fully stabilized zirconia.