an allotrope of iron, stable between 768°C and 910°C, similar to alpha iron but nonmagnetic.
Origin of beta iron
First recorded in 1890–95
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British Dictionary definitions for beta iron
a nonmagnetic allotrope of pure iron stable between 770°C and 910°C
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