octahedrite

noun oc·ta·he·drite \ˌäktəˈhēˌdrīt\

Definition of octahedrite

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  anatase

  2. 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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Origin and Etymology of octahedrite

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


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