foamed metal

or foam metal


noun Chemistry, Metallurgy.

a uniform foamlike metal structure produced when hydrogen bubbles are evolved from metal hydrides uniformly dispersed throughout a host metal or metal alloy: used as a structural material because of its shock-absorbing properties and light weight.

Nearby words

  1. foam,
  2. foam at the mouth,
  3. foam cell,
  4. foam glass,
  5. foam rubber,
  6. foamed plastic,
  7. foamflower,
  8. foamy,
  9. foamy virus,
  10. fob

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