zirconium

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noun zir·co·ni·um \ˌzər-ˈkō-nē-əm\

Definition of zirconium

  1. :  a steel-gray hard ductile metallic element with a high melting point that occurs widely in combined form (as in zircon), is highly resistant to corrosion, and is used especially in alloys and in refractories and ceramics — see element table

Origin and Etymology of zirconium

New Latin, from International Scientific Vocabulary zircon


First Known Use: 1808


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zirconium

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noun zir·co·ni·um \(ˌ)zər-ˈkō-nē-əm\

Medical Definition of zirconium

  1. :  a steel-gray strong ductile chiefly tetravalent metallic element with a high melting point—symbol Zr; see element table



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