zircaloy

noun
zir·​ca·​loy
variants: or zircalloy \ ¦zərkə¦lȯi \
plural -s

Definition of zircaloy

: any of several zirconium alloys notable for corrosion resistance and stability over a wide range of radiation and temperature exposures

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History and Etymology for zircaloy

zirconium + alloy

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“Zircaloy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/zircaloy. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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