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zirconium oxide

noun
1.
Chemistry. a white, heavy, amorphous, odorless and tasteless, infusible, water-insoluble powder, ZrO 2 , used chiefly as a pigment for paints, an abrasive, and in the manufacture of refractory crucibles.
Also called zirconia
[zur-koh-nee-uh] /zɜrˈkoʊ ni ə/ (Show IPA),
zirconium dioxide.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70
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zirconium oxide

noun
1.
a white amorphous powder that is insoluble in water and highly refractory, used as a pigment for paints, a catalyst, and an abrasive. Formula: ZrO2 Also called zirconia
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zirconia

zirconium dioxide, an industrially important compound of zirconium and oxygen usually derived from the mineral zircon (see zirconium).

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