meteoritics

noun

me·​te·​or·​it·​ics ˌmē-tē-ə-ˈri-tiks How to pronounce meteoritics (audio)
plural in form but singular in construction
: a science that deals with meteors
meteoriticist noun

Word History

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of meteoritics was in 1915

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“Meteoritics.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meteoritics. Accessed 6 Dec. 2022.

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