Definition of Chondritic

1. Adjective. Having a granular structure like that of chondrites.

Exact synonyms: Granular
Antonyms: Achondritic
Derivative terms: Chondrite



Definition of Chondritic

1. a. Granular; pertaining to, or having the granular structure characteristic of, the class of meteorites called chondrites.

Definition of Chondritic

1. Adjective. (geology) Of or pertaining to a chondrite. ¹

2. Adjective. (planetology of an elemental ratio) Similar to that found in chondrites. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Chondritic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chondritic

chondrifications
chondrified
chondrifies
chondrify
chondrifying
chondrigen
chondrigenous
chondrin
chondrin ball
chondrins
chondrio-
chondriosome
chondriosomes
chondrite
chondrites
chondritic (current term)
chondritis
chondro-
chondro-2-sulfatase
chondro-4-sulfatase
chondro-osseous
chondro-osteodystrophy
chondroblast
chondroblastoma
chondroblasts
chondrocalcin
chondrocalcinosis
chondroclast
chondrocostal
chondrocrania

Literary usage of Chondritic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1900)
"The writer wishes to thank Mr. RF Martin for calling his attention to these newly exposed surfaces. 3. On the Origin of chondritic Meteorites. ..."

2. Lithological Studies: A Description and Classification of the Rocks of the by Marshman Edward Wadsworth (1884)
"... I should expect to find in them the chondritic structure, the same as the Esther- vine meteorite possesses the structure of an unaltered terrestrial ..."

3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"In mineral composition chondritic meteorites approximate more or less to ... A few meteorites belonging to the chondritic division are remarkable as ..."

4. Exploring Organic Environments in the Solar System by National Research Council (U.S.) (2007)
"GD Cody, CMO'D. Alexander, and F. Tera, "Compositional Trends in chondritic Organic Solids Within and Between Meteoritic Groups," Lunar and Planetary ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"The chondritic meteorites have, however, a quite varied structure, in some few cases passing into a breccia ; they have been divided into numerous subgroups ..."

6. The American Geologist: A Monthly Journal of Geology and Allied Sciences by Newton Horace Winchell (1889)
"chondritic structure, as already shown is peculiar to meteorites. We have nothing analogous in terrestrial rocks except in the oolitic limestones, ..."

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