ceria

[seer-ee-uh]
noun
a white-to-yellow, heavy powder, cerium dioxide, CeO 2 , usually derived from cerium nitrate by decomposition with heat: used chiefly in ceramics, glass polishing, and decolorizing.

Origin:
ceri(um) + -a4

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ceria (ˈsɪərɪə)
 
n
another name (not in technical usage) for ceric oxide
 
[New Latin, from cerium]

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The sensor utilizes a ceria-based electrolyte, and metal wire electrodes.
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