kamacite

noun

kam·​a·​cite
ˈkaməˌsīt
plural -s
: a mineral consisting of a nickel-iron alloy forming with taenite the mass of most meteoric iron

Word History

Etymology

obsolete German kamacit (now kamazit), from Greek kamak-, kamax vine pole, shaft + German -it -ite; akin to Middle High German hamel pole, Sanskrit śamyā stick, staff

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“Kamacite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kamacite. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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