tungsten carbide(redirected from Tungsten-carbide)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical.
Related to Tungsten-carbide: tungsten steel
tungsten carbide[′təŋ·stən ′kär‚bīd]
WC A hard, gray powder; insoluble in water; readily attacked by nitric-hydrofluoric acid mixture; melts at 2780°C; used in tools, dies, ceramics, cermets, and wear-resistant mechanical parts, and as an abrasive.