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carborundum
American English: /ˌkɑrbəˈrəndəm/
British English: /ˌkɑːbəˈrʌndəm/

Translation of carborundum in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • carborundo (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • A compound known as silicon carbide, also known as carborundum, is one of the hardest substances known.
    • Control plants were also dusted with carborundum and mock inoculated with a sample volume of potassium phosphate buffer.
    • Before inoculating, 600-mesh carborundum was dusted on the leaves.

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