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chondrite

[ kon-drahyt ]
/ ˈkɒn draɪt /
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noun
a stony meteorite containing chondrules.
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Origin of chondrite

First recorded in 1880–85; chondr- + -ite1

OTHER WORDS FROM chondrite

chon·drit·ic [kon-drit-ik], /kɒnˈdrɪt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for chondrite

chondrite
/ (ˈkɒndraɪt) /

noun
a stony meteorite consisting mainly of silicate minerals in the form of chondrulesCompare achondrite

Derived forms of chondrite

chondritic (kɒnˈdrɪtɪk), adjective
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Scientific definitions for chondrite

chondrite
[ kŏndrīt′ ]

A stony meteorite that contains chondrules embedded in a fine matrix of the silicate minerals olivine and pyroxene. About 85 percent of all meteorites are chondrites.
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