Definition of octahedrite in English:

octahedrite

noun

  • 1

    another term for anatase
  • 2An iron meteorite containing plates of kamacite and taenite in an octahedral orientation.

    • ‘The individual crystals of octahedrite are very minute.’
    • ‘The Gibeon meteorite is classified as a fine iron octahedrite type IVA.’

Origin

Early 19th century: from octahedron + -ite.

Pronunciation:

octahedrite

/ˌäktəˈhēdrīt/