kamacite

[ kam-uh-sahyt ]
/ ˈkæm əˌsaɪt /

noun

a nickel-iron alloy found in meteorites.

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Origin of kamacite

1885–90; <German (obsolete) Kamacit<Greek kamak- (stem of kámax) pole + German -it-ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for kamacite

kamacite
/ (ˈkæməˌsaɪt) /

noun

an alloy of iron and nickel, occurring in meteorites

Word Origin for kamacite

C19: from (obsolete) German Kamacit, from Greek kamax shaft, pole + -ite 1
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