electrometallurgy

noun
elec·tro·met·al·lur·gy | \i-ˌlek-trō-ˈme-tə-ˌlər-jē, especially British -mə-ˈta-lər-\

Definition of electrometallurgy 

: a branch of metallurgy that deals with the application of electric current either for electrolytic deposition or as a source of heat

First Known Use of electrometallurgy

1840, in the meaning defined above

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