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The symbol for the element cerium.
The symbol for cerium.
Abbreviation for Common Era.
|cerium (sîr'ē-əm) Pronunciation Key
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 and as a catalyst in self-cleaning ovens. 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. See Periodic Table.