plural -s
: a transformation product in solid steel developed from austenite at temperatures intermediate between those where pearlite and martensite form
"The microstructure in the worn surfaces of a failed bainitic steel railway crossing was investigated using optical microscopy … " scientists in Qinhuangdao, People's Republic of China report. Journal Of Technology & Science, 11 July 2010

Word History


Edgar C. Bain, born 1891 American physicist and metallurgist + English -ite

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bainite was in 1930

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“Bainite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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