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ejecta

[ ih-jek-tuh ]
/ ɪˈdʒɛk tə /
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noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
matter ejected, as from a volcano in eruption.
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Origin of ejecta

1885–90; neuter plural of Latin ējectus.See eject
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British Dictionary definitions for ejecta

ejecta
/ (ɪˈdʒɛktə) /

pl n
matter thrown out of a crater by an erupting volcano or during a meteorite impact

Word Origin for ejecta

C19: Latin, literally: (things) ejected; see eject
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Scientific definitions for ejecta

ejecta
[ ĭ-jĕktə ]

Ejected matter, especially from an erupting volcano. Volcanic ejecta usually includes volcanic glass, ash, and rock fragments.
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