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intermetallic compound

(in'tĕr-me-tal'ik kom'pownd),
a metal mixture that has a fixed chemical composition, or a narrow range for its composition when cooled from the liquid state. The atoms of one metal occupy definite positions in relationship to every point on the space lattice.

in·ter·me·tal·lic com·pound

(in'tĕr-me-tal'ik kom'pownd)
Phase formed on cooling of liquid metal solutions wherein the resulting phase has fixed chemical composition or narrow range of compositions.
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