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ferrosilicon

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noun fer·ro·sil·i·con \-ˈsi-li-kən, -lə-ˌkän\

Definition of ferrosilicon

  1. :  an alloy of iron and silicon containing 15 to 95 percent silicon and used for deoxidizing molten steel and making silicon steel and high-silicon cast iron



1882

First Known Use of ferrosilicon

1882


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