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meteorite

me·te·o·rite

meteorite

 
pronunciation:
mi ti raIt
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part of speech: noun
definition: a mass of stone or metal falling to earth from outer space; meteoroid.
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