Meaning of MARTENSITE in English

— martensitic /mahr'tn zit"ik/ , adj.

/mahr"tn zuyt'/ , n. Metall.

a metastable microconstituent of any of various forms of carbon steel, produced by undercooling sufficiently below the normal transformation temperature, esp. a hard, brittle product of the decomposition of austenite, produced in this way.

[ 1895-1900; named after Adolf Martens (d. 1914), German metallurgist; see -ITE 1 ]

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