Widmanstaetten figures

plural noun

Wid·​man·​staet·​ten figures
variants or less commonly Widmanstaettian figures
: figures that appear on etched meteoric iron and exhibit its crystalline structure

Word History


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

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“Widmanstaetten figures.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Widmanstaetten%20figures. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

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