achondrite

achondrite
noun Date: circa 1904 a stony meteorite without rounded grains • achondritic adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • achondrite — noun Any stony meteorite that contains no chondrules …   Wiktionary

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  • achondrite — achon·drite …   English syllables

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  • Achondrite —    A coarsely crystallized stony meteorite containing fragments of various minerals that are large enough to be seen by the naked eye …   The writer's dictionary of science fiction, fantasy, horror and mythology

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