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meteoritics

[ mee-tee-uh-rit-iks ]
/ ˌmi ti əˈrɪt ɪks /
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noun (used with a singular verb)Astronomy.
the science that deals with meteors.
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Origin of meteoritics

First recorded in 1930–35; meteorite + -ics

OTHER WORDS FROM meteoritics

me·te·or·it·i·cist [mee-tee-uh-rit-uh-sist], /ˌmi ti əˈrɪt ə sɪst/, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for meteoritics

meteoritics
/ (ˌmiːtɪəˈrɪtɪks) /

noun
(functioning as singular) the branch of science concerned with meteors and meteorites

Derived forms of meteoritics

meteoriticist, noun
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