Lüders' line

Lü·​ders' line
variants: or less commonly Lueders' line \ ˈlü|də(r)z-​ , ˈlē| \

Definition of Lüders' line

: a line or any of a definite system of line markings appearing on the smooth surface of tough material (as metal) strained beyond its elastic limit and caused by flow of the material

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History and Etymology for Lüders' line

after W. Lüders, flourished 1859 German scientist, its discoverer

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“Lüders' line.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/L%C3%BCders%27%20line. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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