chondrule [kon-drool] Word Origin noun
- a small round mass of olivine or pyroxene found in stony meteorites.
- one of the small spherical masses of mainly silicate minerals present in chondrites
chondrule in Science chondrule [kŏn′drōōl]
- 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.