chondrules

chondrule

[kon-drool]
noun
a small round mass of olivine or pyroxene found in stony meteorites.

Origin:
1885–90; chondr- + -ule

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chondrule (ˈkɒndruːl)
 
n
one of the small spherical masses of mainly silicate minerals present in chondrites

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chondrule   (kŏn'drl)  Pronunciation Key 
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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