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lithometeor

[lith-uh-mee-tee-er]
noun Meteorology.
  1. a mass of dry particles suspended in the atmosphere, as dust or haze.
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Origin of lithometeor

First recorded in 1835–45; litho- + meteor
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British Dictionary definitions for lithometeor

lithometeor

noun
  1. a mass of solid particles, such as dust, sand, etc, falling through the atmosphere
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