shergottite

noun
sher·​got·​tite | \ ˈshər-gə-ˌtīt How to pronounce shergottite (audio) \

Definition of shergottite

: any of a class of achondritic geologically young meteorites of feldspar and pyroxene

Examples of shergottite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web During that analysis, the researchers discovered two different types of Martian volcanic rocks called shergottites. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 30 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of shergottite

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for shergottite

Shergotty (Sherghati), town in India

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The first known use of shergottite was circa 1911

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“Shergottite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shergottite. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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