stony meteorite


noun

any of various meteorites composed mainly of rock-forming silicates, especially olivine, plagioclase, and pyroxene, and classified as achondrites or chondrites.

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British Dictionary definitions for stony meteorite

stony meteorite

noun

a meteorite composed mainly of silicates
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Scientific definitions for stony meteorite

stony meteorite

See under meteorite.
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