[ bawr-uh-zon, bohr- ]
/ ˈbɔr əˌzɒn, ˈboʊr- /
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a brand name for a cubic, diamondlike, extremely hard form of boron nitride, obtained at high temperatures and pressures: used as an abrasive and grinding agent.
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Each strand was a fine wire of two-phase material—the harder phase being borazon, the softer being tungsten carbide.Thin Edge|Gordon Randall Garrett
British Dictionary definitions for Borazon
/ (ˈbɔːrəˌzɒn, -zən) /
an extremely hard form of boron nitride
Word Origin for borazon
C20: from bor (on) + azo- + -on
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