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astrobleme

[ as-truh-bleem ]

noun

, Geology, Astronomy.
  1. an erosional scar on the earth's surface, produced by the impact of a cosmic body, as a meteorite. Compare crater ( def 1a ).


astrobleme

/ ˈæstrəˌbliːm /

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of astrobleme1

First recorded in 1965–70; astro- + -bleme (from Greek blêma “shot, wound”)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of astrobleme1

C20: from astro- + Greek blēma shot, wound

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