Zirconium Definition

zûr-kōnē-əm
noun
A hard, ductile, gray or black, metallic chemical element found combined in zircon, etc., and used in alloys, ceramics, the cladding for nuclear fuel in reactors, etc.: symbol, Zr; at. no. 40
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
atomic number 40zr

Origin of Zirconium

  • From a New Latin coinage, from zircon.

    From Wiktionary

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