[kon-drahyt] /ˈkɒn draɪt/

a stony meteorite containing chondrules.
a stony meteorite consisting mainly of silicate minerals in the form of chondrules Compare achondrite
A stony meteorite that contains chondrules embedded in a fine matrix of the silicate minerals olivine and pyroxene. About 85 percent of all meteorites are chondrites.


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