the elemental makeup of bones. These can be used in fishes to determine life history, e.g. deposition of elements in fresh water is different from that in the sea

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  • microconstituent — /muy kroh keuhn stich ooh euhnt/, n. a microscopically small constituent of a metal or alloy. [1900 05; MICRO + CONSTITUENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • microconstituent — noun A microscopic constituent …   Wiktionary

  • microconstituent — mi·cro·constituent …   English syllables

  • microconstituent — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷+ noun Etymology: micr + constituent : a microscopic constituent microconstituents in high temperature alloys * * * /muy kroh keuhn stich ooh euhnt/, n. a microscopically small constituent of a metal or alloy. [1900 05; MICRO +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • martensite — 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… …   Universalium

  • rosette — /roh zet /, n. 1. any arrangement, part, object, or formation more or less resembling a rose. 2. a rose shaped arrangement of ribbon or other material, used as an ornament or badge. 3. Also, rosace. an architectural ornament resembling a rose or… …   Universalium

  • transformation point — Metall. a temperature at which the transformation of one microconstituent to another begins or ends during heating or cooling. Also called transformation temperature. * * * …   Universalium

  • troostite — troostitic /trooh stit ik/, adj. /trooh stuyt/, n. a microconstituent of hardened and tempered steel, consisting of a very fine aggregate of ferrite and cementite. [1900 05; named after L. J. Troost (d. 1911), French chemist; see ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • martensite — mar•tens•ite [[t]ˈmɑr tnˌzaɪt[/t]] n. mel a magnetic microconstituent of carbon steels, formed by decomposition of austenite: found in all hardened tool steels • Etymology: 1895–1900; after Adolf Martens (d. 1914), German metallurgist; see ite I… …   From formal English to slang

  • steadite — ˈsteˌdīt noun ( s) Etymology: John Edward Stead died 1923 English metallurgist : a eutectic of iron phosphide Fe3P and iron that occurs as a microconstituent of high phosphorus cast iron …   Useful english dictionary

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