noun Etymology: German Eukrit, from Greek eukritos easily discerned, from eu- + kritos separated, from krinein to separate — more at certain Date: 1881 1. a stony meteorite composed essentially of plagioclase and pigeonite 2. a rock consisting of a very basic gabbro • eucritic adjective

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