stony-iron meteorite

[ stoh-nee-ahy-ern ]
/ ˈstoʊ niˌaɪ ərn /


a meteorite of roughly equal proportions of metallic iron and stony matter.

Words nearby stony-iron meteorite

Also called siderolite. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for stony-iron meteorite

stony-iron meteorite
[ stōnē-īərn ]

A relatively rare type of meteorite consisting of approximately equal amounts by weight of silicate minerals and an alloy of nickel and iron. See more at meteorite.
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