Widmanstaetten figures

plural noun
Wid·man·staet·ten figures | \ˈwidmənˌs|tetᵊn-, ˈvitmənˌs(h)|\
variants: or less commonly Widmanstaettian figures \¦⸗⸗¦s(h)tetēən- \

Definition of Widmanstaetten figures 

: figures that appear on etched meteoric iron and exhibit its crystalline structure

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History and Etymology for Widmanstaetten figures

widmanstaetten after Aloys B. Widmannstätten †1849 Austrian mineralogist; widmanstaettian from Aloys B. Widmannstätten + English -an

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