met-allographic

metallography

[met-l-og-ruh-fee]
noun
the study of the structure of metals and alloys by means of microscopy.

Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin metallographia. See metallo-, -graphy

metallographer, metallographist, noun
metallographic [muh-tal-uh-graf-ik] , metallographical, adjective
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metallography (ˌmɛtəˈlɒɡrəfɪ)
 
n
1.  the branch of metallurgy concerned with the composition and structure of metals and alloys
2.  a lithographic process using metal plates instead of stone; metal lithography
 
metal'lographer
 
n
 
metal'lographist
 
n
 
metallographic
 
adj
 
metallo'graphically
 
adv

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