chondrule definition

  • noun:
    • a tiny round granule of extraterrestrial beginning discovered embedded in certain meteorites.
    • a tiny, round granule, created from molten rock, found in chondritic meteorites
    • A peculiar curved granule of some mineral, generally enstatite or chrysolite, discovered imbedded more or less amply when you look at the size of many meteoric rocks, that are hence known as chondrites.
    • a phrase proposed as an English same in principle as chondrus, 1.
    • tiny granule (of e.g. chrysolite) found in some meteoric rocks

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