- a small round mass of olivine or pyroxene found in stony meteorites.
Origin of chondrule
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- one of the small spherical masses of mainly silicate minerals present in chondrites
- A small round granule of olivine or pyroxene occurring in many stony meteorites. Chondrules are thought to have formed from the condensation of hot gases in the solar system.
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