meteoroid


me·te·or·oid

noun \ˈmē-tē-ə-ˌrid\

Definition of METEOROID

1
:  a meteor particle itself without relation to the phenomena it produces when entering the earth's atmosphere
2
:  a meteor in orbit around the sun
me·te·or·oi·dal \ˌmē-tē-ə-ˈri-dəl\ adjective

First Known Use of METEOROID

1865

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