tungsten carbide

(redirected from Tungsten(IV) carbide)
Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.

tung·sten car·bide

one of the hardest known materials, used as an abrasive and in the manufacture of dental cutting instruments.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

tungsten carbide

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.
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012