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chondrule


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Chondrule  \Chon"drule\,  n.  [Dim.  from  Gr  ?  a  grain  (of  wheat  or 
  spelt),  cartilage.]  (Min.) 
  A  peculiar  rounded  granule  of  some  mineral,  usually  enstatite 
  or  chrysolite,  found  imbedded  more  or  less  abundantly  in  the 
  mass  of  many  meteoric  stones,  which  are  hence  called 
  chondrites. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  chondrule 
  n  :  small  granule  (of  e.g.  chrysolite)  found  in  some  meteoric 
  rocks 




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