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eutectoid

[yoo-tek-toid]
adjective
  1. resembling a eutectic.
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noun
  1. a eutectoid alloy.
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Origin of eutectoid

First recorded in 1900–05; eutect(ic) + -oid
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Historical Examples of eutectoid

  • A “eutectoid” is to such a transformation in solid metal what a eutectic is to freezing proper.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 7

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British Dictionary definitions for eutectoid

eutectoid

noun
  1. a mixture of substances similar to a eutectic, but forming two or three constituents from a solid instead of from a melt
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adjective
  1. concerned with or suitable for eutectoid mixtures
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Word Origin for eutectoid

C20: from eutect (ic) + -oid
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eutectoid in Science

eutectoid

[yōō-tĕktoid′]
Adjective
  1. Relating to a eutectic mixture or alloy.
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Noun
  1. A eutectic mixture or alloy.
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