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  • Chondritic — Chon*drit ic, a. (Min.) Granular; pertaining to, or having the granular structure characteristic of, the class of meteorites called chondrites. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chondritic — See chondrite. * * * …   Universalium

  • chondritic — adjective kɑnˈdɹɪtɪk a) Of or pertaining to a chondrite. b) Similar to that found in chondrites …   Wiktionary

  • chondritic — chon·drit·ic …   English syllables

  • chondritic — adjective having a granular structure like that of chondrites • Syn: ↑granular • Ant: ↑achondritic • Derivationally related forms: ↑chondrite …   Useful english dictionary

  • Chondritic unfractionated reservoir — The CHondritic Unfractionated Reservoir or CHUR is a scientific model in astrophysics and geochemistry for the mean chemical composition of the part of the Solar Nebula from which, during the formation of the Solar System, chondrites formed. This …   Wikipedia

  • chondrite — chondritic /kon drit ik/, adj. /kon druyt/, n. a stony meteorite containing chondrules. [1880 85; CHONDR + ITE1] * * * ▪ meteorite  in general, any stony meteorite characterized by the presence of chondrules. The only meteorites classified as… …   Universalium

  • meteorite — meteoritic /mee tee euh rit ik/, meteoritical, meteorital /mee tee euh ruyt l/, adj. /mee tee euh ruyt /, n. 1. a mass of stone or metal that has reached the earth from outer space; a fallen meteoroid. 2. a meteoroid. [1815 25; METEOR + ITE1] * * …   Universalium

  • Chondrite — Not to be confused with Chondrodite. A specimen of the NWA 869 chondrite (type L4 6), showing chondrules and metal flakes Chondrites are stony meteorites that have not been modified due to melting or differentiation of the parent body. They… …   Wikipedia

  • Meteorite — This article is about debris from space that survives impact with the ground. For other uses of Meteor and Meteors , see Meteor (disambiguation). For popular applications, see Falling star. For the fictional superhero in the Marvel Comics… …   Wikipedia

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