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cementite

[si-men-tahyt] /sɪˈmɛn taɪt/
noun, Metallurgy.
1.
an iron carbide, Fe 3 C, a constituent of steel and cast iron, sometimes with part of its iron replaced by another metal, as manganese.
Origin of cementite
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; cement + -ite1
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cementite

/sɪˈmɛntaɪt/
noun
1.
the hard brittle compound of iron and carbon that forms in carbon steels and some cast irons. Formula: Fe3C
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