eu·​crite ˈyü-ˌkrīt How to pronounce eucrite (audio)
: a stony meteorite composed essentially of plagioclase and pigeonite
: a rock consisting of a very basic gabbro
eucritic adjective

Word History


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

First Known Use

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of eucrite was in 1881

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“Eucrite.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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