planetoid

noun
plan·et·oid | \ˈpla-nə-ˌtȯid \

Definition of planetoid 

: a small body resembling a planet especially : asteroid

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planetoidal \ˌpla-nə-ˈtȯi-dᵊl \ adjective

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Without a star to call their own, the planetoids cool to a temperature that makes finding them a task for infrared eyes. National Geographic, "Black Hole at Galaxy's Heart Launches Planet-Size 'Spitballs'," 5 Jan. 2017 New to this version: the ability to drill from one side of a planetoid to the other. Chris Kohler, WIRED, "Top 10 Game Trailers From E3," 10 June 2009

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First Known Use of planetoid

1803, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of planetoid was in 1803

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