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  • n. A type of iron meteorite

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A meteoric iron, or siderite, which is destitute of distinct and regular crystalline structure.
  • n. In petrography, a name proposed by Loewinson-Lessing, in 1888, for lavas characterized by the presence of many angular fragments, of irregular arrangement, the fragments being regarded as the result of the differentiation of the magma containing them and not as derived from any foreign source. See taxite.


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