met·​al·​log·​ra·​phy ˌme-tə-ˈlä-grə-fē How to pronounce metallography (audio)
: a study of the structure of metals especially with the microscope
metallographer noun
metallographic adjective
metallographically adverb

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International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of metallography was in 1871

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“Metallography.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Mar. 2023.

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