meteoroid

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noun me·te·or·oid \ ˈmē-tē-ə-ˌrȯid \

Definition of meteoroid

1 :a meteor particle itself without relation to the phenomena it produces when entering the earth's atmosphere
2 :a meteor in orbit around the sun

meteoroidal

play \ˌmē-tē-ə-ˈrȯi-dᵊl\ adjective

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First Known Use of meteoroid

1865


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