octahedrite


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Related to octahedrite: Iron meteorite, Meteoric iron, Widmanstatten Pattern

octahedrite

(ok-tă-hee -drÿt) See iron meteorite.

octahedrite

[‚äk·tə′hē‚drīt]
(geology)
The most common iron meteorite, containing 6-18% nickel in the metal phase and having intimate intergrowths lying parallel to the octahedral planes.
(mineralogy)