pyrocarbon

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pyro- +‎ carbon

Noun[edit]

pyrocarbon (uncountable)

  1. A ceramic form of carbon formed at high temperature from the breakdown of a hydrocarbon gas
    • 2015 July 8, Umile Giuseppe Longo, Stefano Petrillo, Vincenzo Denaro, “Current Concepts in the Management of Rheumatoid Hand”, in International Journal of Rheumatology[1], volume 2015, DOI:10.1155/2015/648073:
      The ligamentous alteration of patients with RA leads to joint instability, which may produce an early failure of the two-piece pyrocarbon implants.