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astrobleme

[ as-truh-bleem ]
/ ˈæs trəˌblim /
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noun Geology, Astronomy.
an erosional scar on the earth's surface, produced by the impact of a cosmic body, as a meteorite.Compare crater (def. 1a).
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Origin of astrobleme

First recorded in 1965–70; astro- + -bleme (from Greek blêma “shot, wound”)
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British Dictionary definitions for astrobleme

astrobleme
/ (ˈæstrəˌbliːm) /

noun
a mark on the earth's surface, usually circular, formed by a large ancient meteorite impact

Word Origin for astrobleme

C20: from astro- + Greek blēma shot, wound
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