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chondrite

[kon-drahyt] /ˈkɒn draɪt/
noun
1.
a stony meteorite containing chondrules.
Origin of chondrite
1880-1885
1880-85; chondr- + -ite1
Related forms
chondritic
[kon-drit-ik] /kɒnˈdrɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the web for chondrite
  • Description of chemical research on meteorites to understand the formation processes of chondrite meteorites and chondrules.
  • The find is small and appears to be an ordinary chondrite.
British Dictionary definitions for chondrite

chondrite

/ˈkɒndraɪt/
noun
1.
a stony meteorite consisting mainly of silicate minerals in the form of chondrules Compare achondrite
Derived Forms
chondritic (kɒnˈdrɪtɪk) adjective
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chondrite in Science
chondrite
  (kŏn'drīt')   
A stony meteorite that contains chondrules embedded in a fine matrix of the silicate minerals olivine and pyroxene. About 85 percent of all meteorites are chondrites.
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