ataxite

noun
atax·ite | \ əˈtakˌsīt , āˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of ataxite 

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

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

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Other words from ataxite

ataxitic \¦āˌtak¦sitik \ adjective

History and Etymology for ataxite

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

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