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micrometeorite

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noun mi·cro·me·te·or·ite \ˌmī-krō-ˈmē-tē-ə-ˌrīt\

Definition of micrometeorite

  1. 1 :  a meteorite so small that it can pass through the earth's atmosphere without becoming intensely heated

  2. 2 :  a very small particle in interplanetary space

micrometeoritic play \-ˌmē-tē-ə-ˈri-tik\ adjective


1949

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1949


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