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eutectoid

[ yoo-tek-toid ]
/ yuˈtɛk tɔɪd /
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adjective
resembling a eutectic.
noun
a eutectoid alloy.

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Origin of eutectoid

First recorded in 1900–05; eutect(ic) + -oid
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British Dictionary definitions for eutectoid

eutectoid
/ (juːˈtɛktɔɪd) /

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

Word Origin for eutectoid

C20: from eutect (ic) + -oid
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Scientific definitions for eutectoid

eutectoid
[ yōō-tĕktoid′ ]

Adjective
Relating to a eutectic mixture or alloy.
Noun
A eutectic mixture or alloy.
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