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Permalloy

[purm-al-oi, pur-muh-loi]
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Trademark.
  1. a brand name for any of a class of alloys of high magnetic permeability, containing from 30 to 90 percent nickel.
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Origin of Permalloy

First recorded in 1920–25; perm(anent) + alloy
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British Dictionary definitions for permalloy

permalloy

noun
  1. any of various alloys containing iron and nickel (45–80 per cent) and sometimes smaller amounts of chromium and molybdenum
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Word Origin

C20: from perm (eability) + alloy
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