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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 come through Earth's atmosphere and landed on the surface of this planet.
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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