tektite

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noun tek·tite \ˈtek-ˌtīt\

Definition of tektite

  1. :  a glassy body of probably meteoritic origin and of rounded but indefinite shape

tektitic

play \tek-ˈti-tik\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of tektite

International Scientific Vocabulary, from Greek tēktos molten, from tēkein to melt — more at thaw


First Known Use: 1909


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