the magnetic allotrope of iron, stable below 910°C and having a body-centered cubic space lattice.
Words nearby alpha iron
Origin of alpha iron
First recorded in 1880–90
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British Dictionary definitions for alpha iron
a magnetic allotrope of iron that is stable below 910°C; ferrite
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