zirconium oxide

zirconium oxide
Chem. a white, heavy, amorphous, odorless and tasteless, infusible, water-insoluble powder, ZrO2, used chiefly as a pigment for paints, an abrasive, and in the manufacture of refractory crucibles. Also called zirconia /zerr koh"nee euh/, zirconium dioxide.

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