Meaning of austenite

aus•ten•ite

Pronunciation: (ô'stu-nīt"), [key]
— n. Metall.
  1. a solid solution of carbon or of carbon and other elements in gamma iron, having a face-centered cubic lattice at all temperatures.
  2. an allotrope of iron, stable between 910°C and 1400°C and having a face-centered cubic lattice; gamma iron.
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