chondrite etymology

English word chondrite comes from English -ite, Ancient Greek χόνδρος

Detailed word origin of chondrite

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ite English (eng) Forming adjectives (biology) Used to form nouns denoting segments or components of the body or an organ of the body.. (chemistry) Used to form names of certain chemical compounds, especially salts or esters of acids whose name ends in -ous.. (chiefly, US) Used to form demonyms.. (sometimes, pejorative) Used to form nouns denoting followers or adherents of a specified person, idea, doctrine, [...]
χόνδρος Ancient Greek (grc)
chondrite English (eng) A meteorite consisting of rock containing chondrules.

Words with the same origin as chondrite

Descendants of -ite
Heracleonite Jainite Odessite andesite aphrodite bauxite carbonite cavorite coltan cordite jeffersonite kambaldaite kryptonite magnetite meteorite muscovite nanite noonkanbahite orichalcum saliotite samsonite silicate socialite sodomite trilobite
Descendants of χόνδρος
chondrigen chondro- chondrule hypochondriac hypochondrium