troostite

[ troo-stahyt ]

noun
  1. a microconstituent of hardened and tempered steel, consisting of a very fine aggregate of ferrite and cementite.

Origin of troostite

1
1900–05; named after L. J. Troost (died 1911), French chemist; see -ite1

Other words from troostite

  • troost·it·ic [troo-stit-ik], /truˈstɪt ɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby troostite

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British Dictionary definitions for troostite

troostite

/ (ˈtruːstaɪt) /


noun
  1. a reddish or greyish mineral that is a variety of willemite in which some of the zinc is replaced by manganese

Origin of troostite

1
C19: named after Gerard Troost (died 1850), US geologist

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