achondrite

noun
achon·​drite | \(ˌ)ā-ˈkän-ˌdrīt \

Definition of achondrite 

: a stony meteorite without rounded grains

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achondritic \ ˌā-​ˌkän-​ˈdri-​tik \ adjective

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On the other hand, achondrites were produced by melting of their parent bodies. Perry A. Farrell, Detroit Free Press, "Which type of meteorite landed in Michigan? NASA 90% sure it knows," 17 Jan. 2018 Although most achondrites are fragments of asteroids, a few come from the moon or Mars. Perry A. Farrell, Detroit Free Press, "Which type of meteorite landed in Michigan? NASA 90% sure it knows," 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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The first known use of achondrite was circa 1904

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