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martensite n : a solid solution of carbon in alpha-iron that is formed when steel is cooled so rapidly that the change from austenite to pearlite is suppressed; responsible for the hardness of quenched steel

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martensite in Hebrew: מרטנזיט
martensite in Bosnian: Martenzit
martensite in Czech: Martenzit
martensite in German: Martensit
martensite in Modern Greek (1453-): Μαρτενσίτης
martensite in Spanish: Martensita
martensite in Persian: مارتنزیت
martensite in French: Martensite
martensite in Galician: Martensita
martensite in Italian: Martensite
martensite in Dutch: Martensiet
martensite in Japanese: マルテンサイト
martensite in Polish: Martenzyt
martensite in Russian: Мартенсит
martensite in Slovak: Martenzit
martensite in Slovenian: Martenzit
martensite in Serbian: Мартензит
martensite in Finnish: Martensiitti
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