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octahedrite(ok-tă-hee -drÿt) See iron meteorite.
Collins Dictionary of Astronomy © Market House Books Ltd, 2006
The most common iron meteorite, containing 6-18% nickel in the metal phase and having intimate intergrowths lying parallel to the octahedral planes.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.