a white-to-yellow, heavy powder, cerium dioxide, CeO 2 , usually derived from cerium nitrate by decomposition with heat: used chiefly in ceramics, glass polishing, and decolorizing.
another name (not in technical usage) for ceric oxide
containing cerium, especially in the tetravalent state. adjective of or containing cerium in the tetravalent state
ceria. noun a white or yellow solid used in ceramics, enamels, and radiation shields. Formula: CeO2 Also called cerium dioxide, ceria
producing or secreting wax, as a gland. adjective (biology) producing or bearing wax
a climbing, tropical American plant, Monstera deliciosa, of the arum family, characterized by cordlike, aerial roots and large, perforated leaves. the greenish-yellow, edible, sweet fruit of this plant.