[ ih-jek-tuh ]
/ ɪˈdʒɛk tə /
noun (used with a singular or plural verb)
matter ejected, as from a volcano in eruption.
Origin of ejecta
1885–90; neuter plural of Latin ējectus. See eject
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Examples from the Web for ejecta
Nothing peculiar exists in the ejecta of morning sickness in pregnancy.
This testimony seems to be as clear and indisputable as the explanation given by Peiresc of the ejecta of the Butterflies at Aix.
British Dictionary definitions for ejecta
/ (ɪˈdʒɛktə) /
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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Medicine definitions for ejecta
[ ĭ-jĕk′tə ]
Something that has been ejected from the body.ejection
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Science definitions for ejecta
[ ĭ-jĕk′tə ]
Ejected matter, especially from an erupting volcano. Volcanic ejecta usually includes volcanic glass, ash, and rock fragments.
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