Definition of siderolite in English:

siderolite

noun

  • A fossil foraminiferan of the genus Siderolites, typically having points or lobes radiating from a discoid shell giving a more or less star-shaped appearance.

noun

  • A meteorite composed of a mixed mass of metal (mainly iron-nickel alloy) and silicate minerals.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Abraham Rees (1743–1825), Presbyterian minister and encyclopaedist. From (i) French sidérolite<br>mid 19th century. From sidero- + -lite.

Pronunciation

siderolite

/ˈsɪd(ə)rəlʌɪt//ˈsʌɪd(ə)rəlʌɪt/