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chondrule

[kon-drool] /ˈkɒn drul/
noun
1.
a small round mass of olivine or pyroxene found in stony meteorites.
Origin of chondrule
1885-1890
1885-90; chondr- + -ule
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chondrule

/ˈkɒndruːl/
noun
1.
one of the small spherical masses of mainly silicate minerals present in chondrites
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chondrule
  (kŏn'drl)   
A small round granule of olivine or pyroxene occurring in many stony meteorites. Chondrules are thought to have formed from the condensation of hot gases in the solar system.
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