Definition of Ferrocerium

1. Noun. A pyrophoric alloy of iron with cerium; used for lighter flints.

Generic synonyms: Pyrophoric Alloy



Definition of Ferrocerium

1. Noun. A pyrophoric alloy of iron and cerium that is used to make the flints for cigarette lighters ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ferrocerium

ferrocarbon
ferrocarbon titanium
ferrocarbons
ferrocarpholite
ferroceladonite
ferrocene
ferrocenes
ferrocenium
ferroceniums
ferrocenophane
ferrocenophanes
ferrocenophanone
ferrocenophanones
ferrocenyl
ferrocenylphosphine
ferrocerium (current term)
ferrochelatase
ferrochelatases
ferrocholinate
ferrochrome
ferrochromium
ferrocolumbite
ferrocolumbites
ferroconcrete
ferroconcretes
ferrocyanate
ferrocyanates
ferrocyanic
ferrocyanic acid
ferrocyanide

Literary usage of Ferrocerium

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1. Economic Mineralogy: A Practical Guide to the Study of Useful Minerals by Thomas Crook (1921)
"In recent years a use has been found for it in the manufacture of a pyrophoric alloy with iron (ferrocerium) in which cerium is an essential constituent ..."

2. Transactions by American Foundrymen's Society (1920)
"Can cerium be present as a ferrocerium alloy? DR. RICHARD MOLDENKE.—Yes, it has to be, because cerium alone is so easily oxidized that it has to be carried ..."

3. Mineral Deposits by Waldemar Lindgren (1919)
"The cerium minerals have a limited use for chemicals, etc., as well as for the manufacture of ferrocerium, an alloy emitting sparks when rubbed by a hard ..."

4. The Economic Aspect of Geology by Charles Kenneth Leith (1921)
"The alloy ferrocerium is used to a small extent in iron and steel. The world's supply of monazite is obtained mainly from Brazilian and Indian properties. ..."

5. Fire Insurance Inspection & Underwriting by Charles Carroll Dominge, W. O. Lincoln (1920)
"Its chief use is in the manufacture of ferrocerium, which is employed as a tinder in pocket cigar lighters, gas lighters, and to a large extent during the ..."

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