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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Related Words for ejecta

dung, feculence, ordure, excreta, egesta

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British Dictionary definitions for ejecta


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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ejecta in Medicine




Something that has been ejected from the body.ejection
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ejecta in Science



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