martensite


mar·tens·ite

noun \ˈmär-tən-ˌzīt\

Definition of MARTENSITE

:  the hard constituent that is the chief component of quenched steel
mar·tens·it·ic \ˌmar-tən-ˈzi-tik, -ˈsi-\ adjective
mar·tens·it·i·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Origin of MARTENSITE

Adolf Martens †1914 German metallurgist
First Known Use: 1898

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