Carborundum


Car·bo·run·dum

trademark \ˌkär-bə-ˈrən-dəm\

Definition of CARBORUNDUM

—used for various abrasives

Rhymes with CARBORUNDUM

Carborundum

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Trademark name of silicon carbide, an inorganic compound discovered in the 1880s by E.G. Acheson. Carborundum has a crystal structure like that of diamond and is almost as hard. It is used as an abrasive for cutting, grinding, and polishing, as an antislip additive, and as a refractory.

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