octahedrite definition

  • noun:
    • The mineral anatase.
    • Titanium dioxide occurring in acute octahedral crystals.
    • Titanium dioxid, crystallizing within the tetragonal system, the fundamental and commonly happening form being an acute square octahedron (whence the name); anatase.
    • A meteoric iron with octahedral framework, which is typically distinctly marked by the lamellæ of kamacite, tænite, and plessite, noticed in the Widmannstättian figures. Most iron meteorites fall-in this course. See meteorite.

Related Sources

  • Definition for "octahedrite"
  • Sentence for "octahedrite"
65 votes

How would you define octahedrite?

All the definitions on AZdictionary were written by people just like you. Now's your chance to add your own!