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ferrosilicon

[ fer-oh-sil-i-kuhn, -kon ]
/ ˌfɛr oʊˈsɪl ɪ kən, -ˌkɒn /
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noun

a ferroalloy containing up to 95 percent silicon.

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Origin of ferrosilicon

First recorded in 1880–85; ferro- + silicon
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British Dictionary definitions for ferrosilicon

ferrosilicon
/ (ˌfɛrəʊˈsɪlɪkən) /

noun

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