martensite

noun
mar·​tens·​ite | \ ˈmär-tᵊn-ˌzīt How to pronounce martensite (audio) \

Definition of martensite

: the hard constituent that is the chief component of quenched steel

Other Words from martensite

martensitic \ ˌmar-​tᵊn-​ˈzi-​tik How to pronounce martensitic (audio) , -​ˈsi-​ \ adjective
martensitically \ ˌmar-​tᵊn-​ˈzi-​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce martensitically (audio) , -​ˈsi-​ \ adverb

First Known Use of martensite

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for martensite

Adolf Martens †1914 German metallurgist

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