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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.
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(Astronomy) a stony meteorite consisting mainly of silicate minerals in the form of chondrules. Compare achondrite
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a stony meteorite containing chondrules.
[1880–85; < German Chondrit < Greek chóndr(os) granule + German -it -ite1]
chon•drit′ic (-ˈdrɪt ɪk) adj.
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|Noun||1.||chondrite - a rock of meteoric origin containing chondrules|
chondrule - small granule (of e.g. chrysolite) found in some meteoric rocks
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