PEARLITIC

pearlite

[pur-lahyt]
noun
1.
Metallurgy. a microscopic lamellar structure found in iron or steel, composed of alternating layers of ferrite and cementite.
2.
Petrography, perlite.

Origin:
1885–90; pearl1 + -ite1

pearlitic [pur-lit-ik] , adjective
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pearlite (ˈpɜːlaɪt)
 
n
1.  the lamellar structure in carbon steels and some cast irons that consists of alternate plates of pure iron and iron carbide
2.  a variant spelling of perlite
 
pearlitic
 
adj

perlite or pearlite (ˈpɜːlaɪt)
 
n
a variety of obsidian consisting of masses of small pearly globules: used as a filler, insulator, and soil conditioner
 
[C19: from French, from perlepearl1]
 
pearlite or pearlite
 
n
 
[C19: from French, from perlepearl1]
 
perlitic or pearlite
 
adj
 
pearlitic or pearlite
 
adj

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