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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Relating to or consisting of or yielding a nonmetallic chiefly tetravalent element

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  • The cloud contains black particles called carbonaceous aerosols-basically carbon soot.
  • Over the last four years, the team carefully analyzed samples of meteorites with an abundance of carbon, called carbonaceous chondrites.
  • Krypton in today's atmosphere is somewhat heavier than solar krypton, and the krypton embedded in meteorites known as carbonaceous chondrites is even heavier than that.
  • Most asteroids appear to be carbonaceous, meaning that they contain large amounts of the volatiles we need to thrive and expand: water, hydrocarbons, nitrogen compounds. for more
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