kamacite

[kam-uh-sahyt]

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

noun
  1. 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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