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[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 Unabridged
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plural noun
matter thrown out of a crater by an erupting volcano or during a meteorite impact
Word Origin
C19: Latin, literally: (things) ejected; see eject
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ejecta in Medicine

ejecta e·jec·ta (ĭ-jěk'tə)
Something that has been ejected from the body. Also called 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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