HyperDic: atomic_number_26

English > 1 sense of the expression atomic number 26:
NOUNsubstanceatomic number 26, iron, Fea heavy ductile magnetic metallic element
English > atomic number 26: 1 sense > noun 1, substance
MeaningA heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood.
Synonymsiron, Fe
Narroweralpha ironA magnetic allotrope of iron
beta ironAn allotrope of iron that is the same as alpha iron except that it is nonmagnetic
cast ironAn alloy of iron containing so much carbon that it is brittle / brittle and so cannot be wrought but must be shaped by casting
delta ironAn allotrope of iron that is stable between 1403 degrees centigrade and the melting point (= 1532 degrees)
galvanized ironiron that is coated with zinc to protect it from rust
gamma ironA nonmagnetic allotrope of iron that is the basis of austenite
ingot ironiron of high purity
pig ironcrude iron tapped from a blast furnace
scrap ironiron to be melted again and reworked
structural ironiron that has been cast or worked in structural shapes
wrought ironiron having a low carbon content that is tough and malleable and so can be forged and welded
Broadermetallic element, metalAny of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
Substance ofiron oreAn ore from which iron can be extracted
steelAn alloy of iron with small amounts of carbon
Spanishhierro, número atómico 26
Catalanferro, número atòmic 26

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