austenite

noun
aus·​ten·​ite | \ ˈȯ-stə-ˌnīt How to pronounce austenite (audio) , ˈä- \

Definition of austenite

: a solid solution in iron of carbon and sometimes other solutes that occurs as a constituent of steel under certain conditions

Other Words from austenite

austenitic \ ˌȯ-​stə-​ˈni-​tik How to pronounce austenite (audio) , ˌä-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of austenite

1896, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for austenite

French, from Sir W. C. Roberts-Austen †1902 English metallurgist

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“Austenite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/austenite. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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