from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Consisting of, containing, relating to, or yielding carbon.
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- adj. of, relating to, rich in, or yielding carbon
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Pertaining to, containing, or composed of, carbon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or consisting of carbon; containing carbon or coaly matter.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or consisting of or yielding carbon
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Over the last four years, the team carefully analyzed samples of meteorites with an abundance of carbon, called carbonaceous chondrites.
The cloud contains black particles called carbonaceous aerosols-basically carbon soot.
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.
Most asteroids appear to be carbonaceous, meaning that they contain large amounts of the volatiles we need to thrive and expand: water, hydrocarbons, nitrogen compounds.
If we have accepted only one of the data of "untrue meteoritic material" -- one instance of "carbonaceous" matter -- if it be too difficult to utter the word "coal" -- we see that in this inclusion-exclusion, as in every other means of forming an opinion, false inclusion and false exclusion have been practiced by curators of museums.
If a Mr. Symons mentions one instance of coal, or of slag or cinders, said to have fallen from the sky, we are not -- except by association with the "carbonaceous" meteorites -- strong in our impression that coal sometimes falls to this earth from coal-burning super-constructions up somewhere --