achondrite

[ ey-kon-drahyt ]
/ eɪˈkɒn draɪt /

noun

a meteorite containing no chondrules.

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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