pearlite

noun
pearl·​ite | \ ˈpər(-ə)-ˌlīt How to pronounce pearlite (audio) \

Definition of pearlite

: the lamellar mixture of ferrite and cementite in slowly cooled iron-carbon alloys occurring normally as a principal constituent of both steel and cast iron

Other Words from pearlite

pearlitic \ ˌpər-​ˈli-​tik How to pronounce pearlitic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of pearlite

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pearlite

French perlite, from perle pearl

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“Pearlite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pearlite. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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