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[From thorium.]


(Elements & Compounds) another name for thorium dioxide
[C19: thorium + -a, on the model of magnesia]


(ˈθɔr i ə, ˈθoʊr-)

thorium dioxide, a white, heavy, water-insoluble powder, ThO2, used chiefly in incandescent mantles.
[1835–45; thori (um) + -a4]
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