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nodular cast iron

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noun
any of various cast irons strengthened by having the graphite content in the form of nodules rather than flakes, and containing cerium or magnesium as well as other additives.
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Also called ductile iron.

Origin of nodular cast iron

First recorded in 1945–50
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