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ferrochromium

[ fer-oh-kroh-mee-uhm ]
/ ˌfɛr oʊˈkroʊ mi əm /
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noun

a ferroalloy containing up to 70 percentchromium.

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Also fer·ro·chrome [fer-uh-krohm]. /ˈfɛr əˌkroʊm/.

Origin of ferrochromium

First recorded in 1875–80; ferro- + chromium
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  • Considerable quantities of an alloy of chromium with iron, called ferrochromium, are now produced for the steel industry.

British Dictionary definitions for ferrochromium

ferrochromium

ferrochrome

/ (ˌfɛrəʊˈkrəʊmɪəm) /

noun

an alloy of iron and chromium (60–72 per cent), used in the production of very hard steel
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