1. pearlite

noun. a lamellar mixture of cementite and ferrite formed during the cooling of austenite; a constituent of steel and cast iron.


  • granular pearlite
  • cast iron
  • iron carbide
  • globular pearlite
  • ferrite
  • steel
  • lamellar mixture


  • -ite (English)
  • pearl (English)
  • perle (French)

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Sentences with pearlite

1. Noun, singular or mass
I usually used one part pearlite to one part sand as a good compromise between strength and weight.

2. Adverb
The other thing to consider is adding pearlite to the mix as this will lighten the stones considerably making installation easier.

3. Adjective
Low carbon steel also contains pearlite and ferrite as major components.