alpha iron


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alpha iron

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(Elements & Compounds) a magnetic allotrope of iron that is stable below 910°C; ferrite
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Noun1.alpha iron - a magnetic allotrope of iron; stable below 906 degrees centigrade
atomic number 26, Fe, iron - a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
ferrite - a solid solution in which alpha iron is the solvent
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