kamacite

noun
kam·​a·​cite | \ ˈkaməˌsīt \
plural -s

Definition of kamacite

: a mineral consisting of a nickel-iron alloy forming with taenite the mass of most meteoric iron

History and Etymology for kamacite

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 4 Oct. 2022.

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