achondrite

[ ey-kon-drahyt ]

noun
  1. a meteorite containing no chondrules.

Origin of achondrite

1
First recorded in 1900–05; a-6 + chondrite

Other words from achondrite

  • a·chon·drit·ic [ey-kon-drit-ik], /ˌeɪ kɒnˈdrɪt ɪk/, adjective

Words Nearby achondrite

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British Dictionary definitions for achondrite

achondrite

/ (eɪˈkɒndraɪt) /


noun
  1. a rare stony meteorite that consists mainly of silicate minerals and has the texture of igneous rock but contains no chondrules: Compare chondrite

Derived forms of achondrite

  • achondritic (ˌeɪkɒnˈdrɪtɪk), adjective

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Scientific definitions for achondrite

achondrite

[ ā-kŏndrīt′ ]


  1. A stony meteorite that does not contain chondrules.

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