- a nickel-iron alloy found in meteorites.
Origin of kamacite
1885–90; < German (obsolete) Kamacit < Greek kamak- (stem of kámax) pole + German -it -ite1
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- an alloy of iron and nickel, occurring in meteorites
C19: from (obsolete) German Kamacit, from Greek kamax shaft, pole + -ite 1