noun fer·ro·cerium \¦fe(ˌ)rō+\

Definition of ferrocerium

  1. :  a crude iron alloy containing a high percentage of cerium and used for flints in cigarette lighters

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Origin and Etymology of ferrocerium

New Latin, from ferro- + cerium

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a brief usually trivial fact

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