zirconium oxide: Meaning and Definition of

zirco'nium ox'ide

Pronunciation: (zûr-kō'nē-u), [key]
  1. a white, heavy, amorphous, odorless and tasteless, infusible, water-insoluble powder, ZrO, used chiefly as a pigment for paints, an abrasive, and in the manufacture of refractory crucibles. Also called
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