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misch metal

[mish] /mɪʃ/
noun
1.
a pyrophoric alloy, containing approximately 50 percent cerium and 45 percent lanthanum, made from a mixture of various rare-earth chlorides by electrolysis.
Origin of misch metal
1920-1925
1920-25; < German Mischmetall, equivalent to misch(en) to mix + Metall metal
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British Dictionary definitions for misch metal

misch metal

/mɪʃ/
noun
1.
an alloy of cerium and other rare earth metals, used esp as a flint in cigarette lighters
Word Origin
C20: from German Mischmetall, from mischen to mix
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