chondrule [kon-drool] Word Origin noun

  1. a small round mass of olivine or pyroxene found in stony meteorites.

Origin of chondrule First recorded in 1885–90; chondr- + -ule British Dictionary definitions for chondrule chondrule noun

  1. one of the small spherical masses of mainly silicate minerals present in chondrites

chondrule in Science chondrule [kŏn′drōōl]

  1. 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.

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