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ferrocerium

[fer-oh-seer-ee-uh m] /ˌfɛr oʊˈsɪər i əm/
noun
1.
an alloy of 65 percent misch metal and 35 percent iron, used in flints for cigarette lighters.
Origin
< Neo-Latin; see ferro-, cerium
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  • Cerium is a major component of ferrocerium, also known as lighter flint.

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