chondrule definition by Webster's New World
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a rounded mass of various minerals, the size of a pea or smaller, in most stony meteorites
Origin: ; from Modern Latin chondrus, chondrule (; from Classical Greek chondros: see chondro-) plush -ule
chondrule definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A small round granule of extraterrestrial origin found embedded in some meteorites.
chondrule - Science Definition
A small round granule of olivine or pyroxene occurring in many stony meteorites. Chondrules are thought to have formed from the condensation of hot gases in the solar system.