stony-iron meteorite



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

Nearby words

  1. stony pit,
  2. stony point,
  3. stony-broke,
  4. stony-faced,
  5. stony-hearted,
  6. stood,
  7. stooge,
  8. stook,
  9. stookey-scarff operation,
  10. stookie

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

Science definitions for stony-iron meteorite

stony-iron meteorite


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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