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thorium dioxide

n.
A heavy white powder, ThO2, obtained from monazite and used mainly in ceramics, glass, and gas mantles, as a catalyst, and as a radiopaque diagnostic aid. Also called thoria, thorium oxide.

thorium dioxide

n
(Elements & Compounds) a heavy insoluble white powder used in incandescent mantles. Formula: ThO2. Also called: thoria
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Thorium occurs in minerals, predominantly in thorium-phosphate and monazite, which contains 12% thorium oxide [1].
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Also found in the samples was phosphate resulting from the oxidation of white phosphorus and tungsten material carcinogens, in addition to copper and aluminum oxide, a carcinogenic and radioactive thorium oxide material.