/ˈkæməsaɪt/ (say 'kamuhsuyt)

an iron-nickel alloy found in meteorites.
{German Kamacit}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Kamacite — is a mineral. It is an alloy of iron and nickel, usually in the proportions of 90:10 to 95:5 although impurities such as cobalt or carbon may be present. On the surface of Earth, it occurs naturally only in meteorites. It has a metallic lustre,… …   Wikipedia

  • Kamacite — Un morceau de météorite contenant de la kamacite et de la taénite. Le kamacite est un minéral, alliage de fer et le nickel, le plus souvent dans les proportions de 90:10 à 95:5 bien que des impuretés telles que le cobalt ou le carbone puissent y… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • kamacite — /kam euh suyt /, n. a nickel iron alloy found in meteorites. [1885 90; < G (obs.) Kamacit < Gk kamak (s. of kámax) pole + G it ITE1] * * * ▪ mineral  mineral consisting of iron alloyed with 5–7 percent nickel by weight and found in almost all… …   Universalium

  • kamacite — ˈkaməˌsīt noun ( s) Etymology: obsolete German kamacit (now kamazit), from Greek kamak , kamax vine pole, shaft + German it ite; akin to Middle High German hamel pole, Sanskrit śamyā stick, staff : a mineral consisting of a nickel i …   Useful english dictionary

  • kamacite — noun A meteoritic mineral which consists chiefly of iron and nickel …   Wiktionary

  • kamacite — (ka ma si t ) s. f. Terme de minéralogie. Combinaison ferrugineuse qui se trouve dans le fer météorique, et qui en fait la charpente. ÉTYMOLOGIE    En grec, charpente …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • kamacite — kam·a·cite …   English syllables

  • Nickel — This article is about the chemical element. For other uses, see Nickel (disambiguation). cobalt ← nickel → copper ↑ Ni ↓ Pd …   Wikipedia

  • Widmanstätten pattern — Widmanstätten patterns, called also Thomson structures, are unique figures of long nickel iron crystals, found in the octahedrite iron meteorites and some pallasites. They consist of a fine interleaving of kamacite and taenite bands or ribbons… …   Wikipedia

  • taenite — ▪ mineral       nickel iron mineral having a face centred cubic structure and playing a major role in the crystallization and structure of iron meteorites and stony iron meteorites. It is sometimes referred to as γ iron, after one of the three… …   Universalium

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