Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A phosphide of iron and nickel, occurring in steel-gray folia and grains in many meteoric irons: it is not known to occur as a terrestrial mineral.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Min.) A mineral occurring in steel-gray flexible folia. It contains iron, nickel, and phosphorus, and is found only in meteoric iron.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun mineralogy A tetragonal iron nickel phosphide mineral most commonly found in meteorites.

Etymologies

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Schreibers +‎ -ite, after Austrian scientist Karl Franz Anton von Schreibers (1775-1852).

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