noun tek·tite \ˈtek-ˌtīt\

Definition of TEKTITE

:  a glassy body of probably meteoritic origin and of rounded but indefinite shape
tek·tit·ic \tek-ˈti-tik\ adjective

Origin of TEKTITE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek tēktos molten, from tēkein to melt — more at thaw
First Known Use: 1909


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