chondritic

chondrite

[kon-drahyt]
noun
a stony meteorite containing chondrules.

Origin:
1880–85; chondr- + -ite1

chondritic [kon-drit-ik] , adjective
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chondrite (ˈkɒndraɪt)
 
n
Compare achondrite a stony meteorite consisting mainly of silicate minerals in the form of chondrules
 
chondritic
 
adj

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chondrite   (kŏn'drīt')  Pronunciation Key 
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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