: an alloy of nickel and iron (Ni,Fe) occurring native terrestrially in pebbles, grains, and fine scales and in meteorites as fine borders about and intimate intergrowths with kamacite

Word History


probably partial translation of German nickeleisen, from nickel + eisen iron

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“Nickel-iron.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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