Pearlite definition

pûrlīt
A mixture of ferrite and cementite forming distinct layers or bands in slowly cooled carbon steels.
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(metallurgy) A mixture of iron and cementite, which crystallizes during the slow cooling of high-temperature steel and cast iron.
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A two-phased lamellar structure composed of alternating layers of alpha ferrite and cementite that occurs in some steels and cast irons, having a pearlescent appearance.
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(mineralogy) Alternative form of perlite.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pearlite
Plural:
pearlites

Origin of pearlite

  • pearl +"Ž -ite

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