chondrule

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noun chon·drule \ˈkän-(ˌ)drül\

Definition of chondrule

  1. :  a rounded granule of cosmic origin often found embedded in meteoric stones and sometimes free in marine sediments

Origin and Etymology of chondrule

Greek chondros grain


First Known Use: circa 1889


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