oc·​ta·​he·​drite | \ ˌäktəˈhēˌdrīt \
plural -s

Definition of octahedrite

2 : an iron meteorite having plates of kamacite with narrow selvages of taenite and interstitial plessite constituting a very intimate mixture of kamacite and taenite — compare widmannstaetten figures

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History and Etymology for octahedrite

French octaédrite, from octaèdre octahedron (from Greek oktaedron) + -ite

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“Octahedrite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/octahedrite. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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