noun atax·ite \əˈtakˌsīt, āˈ-\

Definition of ataxite



  1. 1 :  a taxitic rock whose components have no definite arrangement, simulating a breccia

  2. 2 :  an iron meteorite lacking the structure of either hexahedrites or octahedrites


\¦āˌtak¦sitik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of ataxite

International Scientific Vocabulary atax- (from Greek ataxia disorder) + -ite; originally formed as German ataxit — more at ataxia

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to cast off or become cast off

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