- Metallurgy. a microscopic lamellar structure found in iron or steel, composed of alternating layers of ferrite and cementite.
- Petrography. perlite.
Origin of pearlite
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- the lamellar structure in carbon steels and some cast irons that consists of alternate plates of pure iron and iron carbide
- a variant spelling of perlite
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