Widmanstatten figures

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Wid´man`stat`ten fig´ures

1.(Min.) Certain figures appearing on etched meteoric iron; - so called after A. B. Widmanstätten, of Vienna, who first described them in 1808. See the Note and Illust. under Meteorite.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.