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achondrite

[ey-kon-drahyt] /eɪˈkɒn draɪt/
noun
1.
a meteorite containing no chondrules.
Origin of achondrite
1900-1905
1900-05; a-6 + chondrite
Related forms
achondritic
[ey-kon-drit-ik] /ˌeɪ kɒnˈdrɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for achondrite

achondrite

/eɪˈkɒndraɪt/
noun
1.
a rare stony meteorite that consists mainly of silicate minerals and has the texture of igneous rock but contains no chondrules Compare chondrite
Derived Forms
achondritic (ˌeɪkɒnˈdrɪtɪk) adjective
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achondrite
  (ā-kŏn'drīt')   
A stony meteorite that does not contain chondrules.
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