ferrocerium

[fer-oh-seer-ee-uhm]
noun
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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ferrocerium

noun
a pyrophoric alloy of iron with cerium; used for lighter flints 
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Cerium is a major component of ferrocerium, also known as lighter flint.
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