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nodular cast iron

noun
1.
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.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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  • Small amounts of lanthanum, as an additive, can be used to produce nodular cast iron.

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