Definition of Cerum
Ce"ri*um (?), n. [Named by
Berzelius in 1803 from the asteroid Ceres, then just
discovered (1801).] (Chem.) A rare metallic element,
occurring in the minerals cerite, allanite, monazite, etc.
Symbol Ce. Atomic weight 141.5. It resembles iron in color and
luster, but is soft, and both malleable and ductile. It tarnishes
readily in the air.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
- a metallic chemical element (symbol Ce) with an atomic number of 58.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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