astrobleme

noun
as·​tro·​bleme | \ ˈastrəˌblēm \
plural -s

Definition of astrobleme

: a scar on the earth's crust made by the impact of a meteorite

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First Known Use of astrobleme

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for astrobleme

astr- + Greek blēma throw, missile, wound from a missile, from ballein to throw

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“Astrobleme.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/astrobleme. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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