austenite

noun aus·ten·ite \ ˈȯs-tə-ˌnīt , ˈäs- \

Definition of austenite

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

austenitic

play \ˌȯs-tə-ˈni-tik, ˌäs-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of austenite

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


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