Widmanstaetten figures

plural noun Wid·man·staet·ten figures \ˈwidmənˌs|tetən-, ˈvitmənˌs(h)|\
variants: less commonly

Widmanstaettian figures

Definition of Widmanstaetten figures

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

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Origin and Etymology of widmanstaetten figures

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

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