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planetoid

[plan-i-toid]
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noun Astronomy.
  1. an asteroid.
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Origin of planetoid

First recorded in 1795–1805; planet + -oid
Related formsplan·et·oi·dal, adjective
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Examples from the Web for planetoid

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  • The crops continued to grow on the tamed black dirt of the planetoid.

    Beside Still Waters

    Robert Sheckley

  • I had every executive on the planetoid jumping before I was through.

    A Spaceship Named McGuire

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • The next three levels have all been burned into the bowels of the planetoid.

    The Risk Profession

    Donald Edwin Westlake

  • Then he nudged the Nancy Bell sideways, pushing the bolt down into the planetoid.

    Anchorite

    Randall Garrett

  • The tugs would be able to find the planetoid by following the beeps.

    Anchorite

    Randall Garrett


British Dictionary definitions for planetoid

planetoid

noun
  1. another name for asteroid (def. 1)
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Derived Formsplanetoidal, adjective
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planetoid in Science

planetoid

[plănĭ-toid′]
  1. See asteroid.
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