eucrite


eu·crite

noun \ˈyü-ˌkrīt\

Definition of EUCRITE

1
:  a stony meteorite composed essentially of plagioclase and pigeonite
2
:  a rock consisting of a very basic gabbro
eu·crit·ic \yü-ˈkri-tik\ adjective

Origin 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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