from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stony meteorite that contains no chondrules.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any stony meteorite that contains no chondrules

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a stony meteor lacking chondrules.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A meteoric stone, or aërolite, containing little or no iron and essentially free from chondrules. See meteorite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a stony meteor lacking chondrules


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