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zir•co•ni•um



Pronunciation: (zûr-kō'nē-um), [key]
n. Chem.
a metallic element found combined in zircon, baddeleyite, etc., resembling titanium chemically: used in steel metallurgy, as a scavenger, as a refractory, and as an opacifier in vitreous enamels. Symbol: Zr; at. wt.: 91.22; at. no.: 40; sp. gr.: 6.49 at 20°C.

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zirconzirconium oxide
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