nodular cast iron

any of various cast irons strengthened by having the graphite content in the form of nodules rather than flakes, and containing cerium or magnesium as well as other additives.
Also called ductile iron.

1945–50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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