Wood's alloy

variants: or Wood's metal

Definition of Wood's alloy

: a fusible alloy containing about 50 percent bismuth with lead, tin, and cadmium that melts at about 160° F

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History and Etymology for Wood's alloy

after B. Wood, 20th century American metallurgist

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“Wood's alloy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wood%27s%20alloy. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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