cementite

noun
ce·​ment·​ite | \ si-ˈmen-ˌtīt How to pronounce cementite (audio) \

Definition of cementite

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

First Known Use of cementite

1888, in the meaning defined above

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cementite

noun
ce·​ment·​ite | \ si-ˈment-ˌīt How to pronounce cementite (audio) \

Medical Definition of cementite

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

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