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pearlite

[pur-lahyt] /ˈpɜr laɪt/
noun
1.
Metallurgy. a microscopic lamellar structure found in iron or steel, composed of alternating layers of ferrite and cementite.
2.
Petrography. perlite.
Origin of pearlite
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; pearl1 + -ite1
Related forms
pearlitic
[pur-lit-ik] /pɜrˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pearlitic

pearlite

/ˈpɜːlaɪt/
noun
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
Derived Forms
pearlitic (pɜːˈlɪtɪk) adjective
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