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kamacite

[kam-uh-sahyt] /ˈkæm əˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
a nickel-iron alloy found in meteorites.
Origin of kamacite
1885-1890
1885-90; < German (obsolete) Kamacit < Greek kamak- (stem of kámax) pole + German -it -ite1
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kamacite

/ˈkæməˌsaɪt/
noun
1.
an alloy of iron and nickel, occurring in meteorites
Word Origin
C19: from (obsolete) German Kamacit, from Greek kamax shaft, pole + -ite1
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