Origin of metallography

From the New Latin word metallographia, dating back to 1870–75. See metallo-, -graphy
Related formsmet·al·log·ra·pher, met·al·log·ra·phist, nounmet·al·lo·graph·ic [muh-tal-uh-graf-ik] /məˌtæl əˈgræf ɪk/, me·tal·lo·graph·i·cal, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for metallography


  1. the branch of metallurgy concerned with the composition and structure of metals and alloys
  2. a lithographic process using metal plates instead of stone; metal lithography
Derived Formsmetallographer or metallographist, nounmetallographic (mɪˌtæləˈɡræfɪk), adjectivemetallographically, adverb
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