Entry from US English dictionary
An alloy of iron and silicon used in the production of steel and some types of iron.
- In the second process, the ore is converted to magnesium oxide, which is then treated with the alloy ferrosilicon.
- One of the most common silicon-iron alloys, for example, is ferrosilicon.
- The majority of such iron is made by treatment with ferrosilicon containing 5 or 10% magnesium.
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