cementite

noun ce·ment·ite \ si-ˈmen-ˌtīt \

Definition of cementite

: a hard brittle iron carbide Fe3C that occurs in steel, cast iron, and iron-carbon alloys

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cementite

noun ce·ment·ite \ si-ˈment-ˌīt \

medical Definition of cementite

: a hard brittle iron carbide Fe3C in steel, cast iron, and iron-carbon alloys

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