eucrite

noun
eu·​crite | \ ˈyü-ˌkrīt How to pronounce eucrite (audio) \

Definition of eucrite

1 : a stony meteorite composed essentially of plagioclase and pigeonite
2 : a rock consisting of a very basic gabbro

Other Words from eucrite

eucritic \ yü-​ˈkri-​tik How to pronounce eucritic (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of eucrite

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for eucrite

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

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“Eucrite.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eucrite. Accessed 15 December 2019.

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