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stony meteorite

noun
1.
any of various meteorites composed mainly of rock-forming silicates, especially olivine, plagioclase, and pyroxene, and classified as achondrites or chondrites.
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  • This body differs very much from the more ordinary kind of stony meteorite.

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stony meteorite

noun
1.
a meteorite composed mainly of silicates
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stony meteorite  
See under meteorite.
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