Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Consisting of, containing, relating to, or yielding carbon.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to or consisting of carbon; containing carbon or coaly matter.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Pertaining to, containing, or composed of, carbon.

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  • adjective of, relating to, rich in, or yielding carbon

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  • adjective relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon

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Examples

  • If the bombardment involved not only comets but also a bunch of these wet meteorites, called carbonaceous chondrites, then the overall deuterium-to-hydrogen ratio of the water raining down from the heavens could have been about right for forming today's oceans and lakes.

    Earth contains a vast amount of water, but scientists are unsure of its origins

  • To help confirm if any nucleobases seen in meteorites were of extraterrestrial origin, scientists used the latest scientific analysis techniques on samples from a dozen meteorites - 11 organic-rich meteorites called carbonaceous chondrites and one ureilite, a very rare type of meteorite with a different chemical composition.

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  • To help confirm if any nucleobases seen in meteorites were of extraterrestrial origin, scientists used the latest scientific analysis techniques on samples from a dozen meteorites - 11 organic-rich meteorites called carbonaceous chondrites and one ureilite, a very rare type of meteorite with a different chemical composition.

    FOXNews.com

  • Andrew Scott of Royal Holloway, University of London in Egham, United Kingdom, and colleagues used four kinds of microscopy to take a closer look at the odd debris, known as carbonaceous spherules.

    News

  • Sunlight reflecting from the surface showed that Phobos was dark, absorbing more than 90 per cent of the incoming sunlight and resembling the meteorites known as carbonaceous chondrites.

    New Scientist - Space

  • The cloud contains black particles called carbonaceous aerosols-basically carbon soot.

    歪酷博客 Ycool Blog

  • Over the last four years, the team carefully analyzed samples of meteorites with an abundance of carbon, called carbonaceous chondrites.

    innovations-report

  • Krypton in today's atmosphere is somewhat heavier than solar krypton, and the krypton embedded in meteorites known as carbonaceous chondrites is even heavier than that.

    Scientific American

  • Over the last four years, the team carefully analyzed samples of meteorites with an abundance of carbon, called carbonaceous chondrites.

    Scientific Blogging

  • The cloud contains black particles called carbonaceous aerosols-basically carbon soot.

    Scientific American

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