aluminum oxynitride

noun aluminum oxy·ni·tride \-ˌäk-si-ˈnī-ˌtrīd\

Definition of aluminum oxynitride

  1. :  a transparent ceramic compound AlON that exhibits a high degree of toughness One promising solution is to replace the glass with significantly cheaper and more effective aluminum oxynitride … a hard, sapphirelike material developed by industry, the U.S. Army and the U.S. Air Force. — Steven Ashley, Scientific American, May 2006

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Origin and Etymology of aluminum oxynitride

2oxy- + 1nitride

First Known Use: 1978

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