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pig iron:see ironiron,
metallic chemical element; symbol Fe [Lat. ferrum]; at. no. 26; at. wt. 55.845; m.p. about 1,535°C;; b.p. about 2,750°C;; sp. gr. 7.87 at 20°C;; valence +2, +3, +4, or +6. Iron is biologically significant.
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pig iron[′pig ‚ī·ərn]
Crude, high-carbon iron produced by reduction of iron ore in a blast furnace.
Cast iron in the form of pigs.
Crude high-carbon iron ore that has been smelted and cast into ingots; may be remelted and used as a source of material for architectural cast-iron products, or may be further refined for use in producing steel.
crude iron produced in a blast furnace and poured into moulds in preparation for making wrought iron, steels, alloys, etc.