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cermet

[sur-met] /ˈsɜr mɛt/
noun
1.
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
1950-1955
1950-55; cer(amic) + met(al)
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cermet

/ˈsɜːmɪt/
noun
1.
any of several materials consisting of a metal matrix with ceramic particles disseminated through it. They are hard and resistant to high temperatures Also called ceramal
Word Origin
C20: from cer(amic) + met(al)
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