austenite


aus·ten·ite

noun \ˈs-tə-ˌnīt, ˈäs-\

Definition of AUSTENITE

:  a solid solution in iron of carbon and sometimes other solutes that occurs as a constituent of steel under certain conditions
aus·ten·it·ic \ˌs-tə-ˈni-tik, ˌäs-\ adjective

Origin of AUSTENITE

French, from Sir W. C. Roberts-Austen †1902 English metallurgist
First Known Use: 1901

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