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noun graph·ite \ˈgraf-ˌīt\

Medical Definition of GRAPHITE

:  carbon of a soft black lustrous form that conducts electricity and is used in lead pencils and electrolytic anodes, as a lubricant, and as a moderator in nuclear reactors—called also plumbago
gra·phit·ic \gra-ˈfit-ik\ adjective


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