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me·te·o·rite

meteorite

 
pronunciation:
mi ti raIt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a piece of rock originating from asteroids in outer space that has made it through the atmosphere and successfully landed on the Earth's surface.
The scientists found fragments of an iron meteorite lying on the flat rock.The science museum has a collection of meteorites.
 
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derivation: meteoritic (adj.)
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  rock, stone