Pearlescent vs Pearlite - What's the difference?

pearlescent | pearlite |


As an adjective pearlescent

is pearl-like, either in color or luster.

As a noun pearlite is

a two-phased lamellar structure composed of alternating layers of alpha ferrite and cementite that occurs in some steels and cast irons, having a pearlescent appearance.

pearlescent

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • pearl-like, either in color or luster.
  • pearlite

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia pearlite)
  • A two-phased lamellar structure composed of alternating layers of alpha ferrite and cementite that occurs in some steels and cast irons, having a pearlescent appearance.
  • (mineral)
  • * 1835 , British Association for the Advancement of Science
  • inclosing great masses of pearlite and felspar.

    See also

    * perlite