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boron carbide

noun

Definition of BORON CARBIDE

:  a refractory shiny black crystalline compound B4C that is one of the hardest known materials and is used especially in abrasives and as a structural reinforcing material

First Known Use of BORON CARBIDE

circa 1909

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