ferrosilicon

[fer-oh-sil-i-kuh n, -kon]

Origin of ferrosilicon

First recorded in 1880–85; ferro- + silicon
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ferrosilicon

noun
  1. an alloy of iron and silicon, used in making cast iron and steel
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