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

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Recent Examples on the Web During that analysis, the researchers discovered two different types of Martian volcanic rocks called shergottites. Ashley Strickland, CNN, "Meteorites reveal that Martian water came from different sources," 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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