achondrite

[ ey-kon-drahyt ]
/ eɪˈkɒn draɪt /

noun

a meteorite containing no chondrules.

Nearby words

  1. acholia,
  2. acholic,
  3. acholous,
  4. acholuria,
  5. acholuric jaundice,
  6. achondrogenesis,
  7. achondroplasia,
  8. achondroplastic dwarfism,
  9. achoo,
  10. achrestic anemia

Origin of achondrite

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

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

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British Dictionary definitions for achondrite

achondrite

/ (eɪˈkɒndraɪt) /

noun

a rare stony meteorite that consists mainly of silicate minerals and has the texture of igneous rock but contains no chondrulesCompare chondrite
Derived Formsachondritic (ˌeɪkɒnˈdrɪtɪk), adjective

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Science definitions for achondrite

achondrite

[ ā-kŏndrīt′ ]

A stony meteorite that does not contain chondrules.
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