the branch of metallurgy involved in the assaying of ores or metals. See also greece and greeks
the study of metals and their structures and properties by the use of microscopy and x rays.
treatment of disease and illness with metals, particularly with the salt forms of metals.
the science of preparing metals for use by separating them from their ores and refining them, as by smelting. —metallurgist
, n. —metallurgie, metallurgical
the study of metals and their structures by the use of x rays
the metallurgy of iron and steel.