achondrite

noun
achon·​drite | \ (ˌ)ā-ˈkän-ˌdrīt How to pronounce achondrite (audio) \

Definition of achondrite

: a stony meteorite without rounded grains

Other Words from achondrite

achondritic \ ˌā-​ˌkän-​ˈdri-​tik How to pronounce achondrite (audio) \ adjective

Examples of achondrite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On the other hand, achondrites were produced by melting of their parent bodies. Perry A. Farrell, Detroit Free Press, 17 Jan. 2018 Although most achondrites are fragments of asteroids, a few come from the moon or Mars. Perry A. Farrell, Detroit Free Press, 17 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of achondrite

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for achondrite

probably borrowed from German Achondrite, from a- a- entry 2 + Chondrite chondrite

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“Achondrite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/achondrite. Accessed 1 Jul. 2022.

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