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zirco'nium ox'ide




Chem.a white, heavy, amorphous, odorless and tasteless, infusible, water-insoluble powder, ZrO2, used chiefly as a pigment for paints, an abrasive, and in the manufacture of refractory crucibles. Also called zir•co•ni•a Pronunciation: (zûr-kō'nē-u), [key] zirco'nium diox'ide.

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