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meteoroid

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noun me·te·or·oid \ˈmē-tē-ə-ˌrȯid\

Definition of meteoroid

  1. 1 :  a meteor particle itself without relation to the phenomena it produces when entering the earth's atmosphere

  2. 2 :  a meteor in orbit around the sun

meteoroidal play \ˌmē-tē-ə-ˈrȯi-dəl\ adjective


1865

First Known Use of meteoroid

1865


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