metallography

noun
met·​al·​log·​ra·​phy | \ ˌme-tə-ˈlä-grə-fē How to pronounce metallography (audio) \

Definition of metallography

: a study of the structure of metals especially with the microscope

Other Words from metallography

metallographer \ ˌme-​tə-​ˈlä-​grə-​fər How to pronounce metallography (audio) \ noun
metallographic \ mə-​ˌta-​lə-​ˈgra-​fik How to pronounce metallography (audio) \ adjective
metallographically \ mə-​ˌta-​lə-​ˈgra-​fi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce metallography (audio) \ adverb

First Known Use of metallography

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Metallography.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/metallography. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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