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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“Widmanstaetten figures.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Widmanstaetten%20figures. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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