cementite

[si-men-tahyt]
noun Metallurgy.
  1. an iron carbide, Fe3C, a constituent of steel and cast iron, sometimes with part of its iron replaced by another metal, as manganese.

Origin of cementite

First recorded in 1885–90; cement + -ite1
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cementite

noun
  1. the hard brittle compound of iron and carbon that forms in carbon steels and some cast irons. Formula: Fe 3 C
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