Definitions for: Zirconia


[n] a white crystalline oxide; used in refractories and in insulation and abrasives and enamels and glazes



Webster (1913) Definition: Zir*co"ni*a, n. [NL.] (Chem.)
The oxide of zirconium, obtained as a white powder, and
possessing both acid and basic properties. On account of its
infusibility, and brilliant luminosity when incandescent, it
is used as an ingredient of sticks for the Drummomd light.

Synonyms: zirconium dioxide, zirconium oxide

See Also: oxide


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