cementite

noun

ce·​ment·​ite si-ˈmen-ˌtīt How to pronounce cementite (audio)
: a hard brittle iron carbide Fe3C that occurs in steel, cast iron, and iron-carbon alloys

Word History

Etymology

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First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cementite was in 1888

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“Cementite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cementite. Accessed 25 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

cementite

noun
ce·​ment·​ite si-ˈment-ˌīt How to pronounce cementite (audio)
: a hard brittle iron carbide Fe3C in steel, cast iron, and iron-carbon alloys

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