cermet

cermet

[sur-met]
noun
a durable, heat-resistant alloy formed by compacting and sintering a metal and a ceramic substance, used under conditions of high temperature and stress.
Also called ceramal.


Origin:
1950–55; cer(amic) + met(al)

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cermet (ˈsɜːmɪt)
 
n
Also called: ceramal any of several materials consisting of a metal matrix with ceramic particles disseminated through it. They are hard and resistant to high temperatures
 
[C20: from cer(amic) + met(al)]

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