tungsten carbide(redirected from Tungsten(IV) carbide)
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one of the hardest known materials, used as an abrasive and in the manufacture of dental cutting instruments.
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A hard alloy composed of tungsten and carbon. It is used as a metallic alternative to diamond in the manufacture of histological knives and surgical instruments.
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tung·sten car·bide(tŭng'stĕn kahr'bīd)
One of the hardest known materials, used as an abrasive and in manufacture of dental cutting instruments.
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