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Topic: HARD SCIENCE

Date: 1700-1800
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: metallurgia, from Greek metallon ( METAL) + -ergos 'working'

metallurgy

noun
     
met‧al‧lur‧gy [uncountable]
HTI the scientific study of metals and their uses
metallurgist noun [countable]
metallurgical adjective
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