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eucrite Line breaks: eu|crite
Pronunciation: /ˈjuːkrʌɪt/

Definition of eucrite in English:


[mass noun] Geology
1A highly basic form of gabbro containing anorthite or bytownite with augite.
1.1 [count noun] A stony meteorite which contains no chondrules and consists mainly of anorthite and augite.


Mid 19th century: from Greek eukritos 'easily discerned', from eu- 'well' + kritos 'separated' (from krinein 'to separate').

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