beta iron


noun Metallurgy.

an allotrope of iron, stable between 768°C and 910°C, similar to alpha iron but nonmagnetic.

Nearby words

  1. beta decay,
  2. beta fiber,
  3. beta function,
  4. beta globulin,
  5. beta granule,
  6. beta line,
  7. beta particle,
  8. beta radiation,
  9. beta ray,
  10. beta receptor

Origin of beta iron

First recorded in 1890–95

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British Dictionary definitions for beta iron

beta iron

noun

a nonmagnetic allotrope of pure iron stable between 770°C and 910°C
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