Open main menu

Contents

EnglishEdit

 
English Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From Russian урейлит (urejlit), named after the Mordovian village of Novy Urey, where a meteorite of this type fell on 4 September 1886.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈjɔːɹiɪlʌɪt/, /ˈjʊəɹiɪlʌɪt/

NounEdit

ureilite (plural ureilites)

  1. An achondrite composed mostly of olivine and clinobronzite with some diamond or graphite.
    • 2018 April 18, Ian Sample, “Diamonds in Sudan meteorite 'are remnants of lost planet'”, in The Guardian:
      Early inspections of the meteorite revealed it to be a ureilite, an unusual composition that does not match other space rocks known to have come from the moon or Mars.