pearlite

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pearl +‎ -ite

Noun[edit]

pearlite (countable and uncountable, plural pearlites)

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  1. 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.
  2. (mineralogy) Alternative form of perlite
    • 1835, British Association for the Advancement of Science
      [] inclosing great masses of pearlite and felspar.

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Further reading[edit]

  • Pearlite in the Mindat Mineralogy Database