plural -s
: 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

Word History


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 17 Jun. 2024.

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