schreibersite

[ shrahy-ber-sahyt, -zahyt ]
/ ˈʃraɪ bərˌsaɪt, -ˌzaɪt /

noun

a mineral, iron-nickel phosphide, (Fe, Ni)3P, found only in meteorites.

Nearby words

  1. schottky effect,
  2. schottky noise,
  3. schouten islands,
  4. schrank,
  5. schrecklichkeit,
  6. schreiner,
  7. schreiner finish,
  8. schreiner, olive,
  9. schreinerize,
  10. schrieffer

Origin of schreibersite

1840–50; < German Schreibersit, named after Carl von Schreibers, Viennese official; see -ite1

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