Carborundum


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Carborundum:

see silicon carbidesilicon carbide,
chemical compound, SiC, that forms extremely hard, dark, iridescent crystals that are insoluble in water and other common solvents. Widely used as an abrasive, it is marketed under such familiar trade names as Carborundum and Crystolon.
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carborundum

[‚kär·bə′rən·dəm]
(materials)
A manufactured crystalline material (silicon carbide), prepared by fusing coke and sand in an electric furnace; used as an abrasive in the grinding of low-tensile-strength materials, and as a semiconductor with a maximum operating temperature of 1300°C, to rectify and detect radio waves.

Carborundum

a. any of various abrasive materials, esp one consisting of silicon carbide
b. (as modifier): a Carborundum wheel
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