eucrite

noun
eu·crite | \ˈyü-ˌkrīt \

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 \ 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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