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

Time Traveler
The first known use of meteoritics was in 1915

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“Meteoritics.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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