[ ey-kon-drahyt ]
/ eɪˈkɒn draɪt /
a meteorite containing no chondrules.
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OTHER WORDS FROM achondritea·chon·drit·ic [ey-kon-drit-ik], /ˌeɪ kɒnˈdrɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for achondrite
/ (eɪˈkɒndraɪt) /
a rare stony meteorite that consists mainly of silicate minerals and has the texture of igneous rock but contains no chondrulesCompare chondrite
Derived forms of achondriteachondritic (ˌeɪkɒnˈdrɪtɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for achondrite
[ ā-kŏn′drīt′ ]
A stony meteorite that does not contain chondrules.
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