type C3 carbonaceous chondrite

type C3 carbonaceous chondrite

[′tīp ¦sē¦thrē ‚kär·bə′nā·shəs ′kän‚drīt]
(geology)
A type of carbonaceous chondrite that has a lower percentage of water and a higher density than the other two types, and usually consists largely of olivine.
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