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A stony meteorite that contains no chondrules.

a′chon·drit′ic (-drĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Celestial Objects) a rare stony meteorite that consists mainly of silicate minerals and has the texture of igneous rock but contains no chondrules. Compare chondrite
achondritic adj


(eɪˈkɒn draɪt)

a meteorite containing no chondrules.
a`chon•drit′ic (-ˈdrɪt ɪk) adj.


A type of stony meteorite.
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Noun1.achondrite - a stony meteor lacking chondrulesachondrite - a stony meteor lacking chondrules  
rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
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He thinks NWA 7325 could belong to a class of meteorites known as primitive achondrites, which contain chromium-rich pyroxene and are low in iron.
About half of the achondrites come from the large asteroid 4 Vesta.
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Members of the subclass of stony meteorites known as achondrites are completely devoid of chondrules.
They compared these to meteorite samples, particularly enstatite chondrites and another type called enstatite achondrites.