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A stone of meteoric origin characterized by chondrules and consisting of some of the oldest solid material in the solar system.

chon·drit′ic (-drĭt′ĭk) adj.


(Astronomy) a stony meteorite consisting mainly of silicate minerals in the form of chondrules. Compare achondrite
chondritic adj


(ˈkɒn draɪt)

a stony meteorite containing chondrules.
[1880–85; < German Chondrit < Greek chóndr(os) granule + German -it -ite1]
chon•drit′ic (-ˈdrɪt ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chondrite - a rock of meteoric origin containing chondrules
chondrule - small granule (of e.g. chrysolite) found in some meteoric rocks
rock, stone - a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter; "he threw a rock at me"
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As famous meteorite hunter Luc Labenne explains: "It's a chondrite type H5, with a very high metal content.
Although we think of these objects as very dry, some types of carbonaceous chondrite meteorites can have a water fraction as high as 20%.
The REEs normalized to chondrite C1 (FIGURE 9a) show a higher REE content in garnet metabasites.
Scientists reconstructed a timeline of these collisions using a physics-based model, which reproduces the process through time, comparing its results with present-day information about chondrite meteorites.
8a) reveals two groupings: one group (n = 3) with significant light REE (LREE) enrichment (~ 90 to 200 times chondrite abundance), and another group (n = 3) with a much less pronounced LREE enrichment (~ 7 to 10 times chondrite abundance).
Companies are targeting carbonaceous chondrite asteroids because they contain plenty of water and metals.
Amino acids themselves are formed by all sorts of abiotic reactions (as witness their presence in things like carbonaceous chondrite meteorite fragments).
The studied rocks, which are normalized according to chondrite and primitive mantle, are illustrated in figures 6.
The reflectance spectrum was rather featureless and of an unusually low slope, consistent with the object's being similar to a carbonaceous chondrite meteorite of type CO or CV.
The samples present moderate light to heavy REE fractionation in chondrite normalized plot [(La/Yb) N = 5.
Cosher cosecant promiscuously charactron chondrite ?