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eucrite

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noun eu·crite \ˈyü-ˌkrīt\

Definition of eucrite

  1. 1 :  a stony meteorite composed essentially of plagioclase and pigeonite

  2. 2 :  a rock consisting of a very basic gabbro

eucritic

play \yü-ˈkri-tik\ adjective


Origin and Etymology of eucrite

German Eukrit, from Greek eukritos easily discerned, from eu- + kritos separated, from krinein to separate — more at certain


First Known Use: 1881


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