meteorite

[mee-tee-uh-rahyt]
noun
1.
a mass of stone or metal that has reached the earth from outer space; a fallen meteoroid.
2.
a meteoroid.

Origin:
1815–25; meteor + -ite1

meteoritic [mee-tee-uh-rit-ik] , meteoritical, meteorital [mee-tee-uh-rahyt-l] , adjective

meteor, meteoric, meteorite, meteoroid.
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meteorite (ˈmiːtɪəˌraɪt)
 
n
See chondrite a rocklike object consisting of the remains of a meteoroid that has fallen on earth. It may be stony (chondrite), iron, or stony iron (pallasite)
 
meteoritic
 
adj

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Word Origin & History

meteorite
"rock that falls to earth, after streaking across the sky as a meteor," formed in English 1824.
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meteorite   (mē'tē-ə-rīt')  Pronunciation Key 
A meteor that reaches the Earth's surface because it has not been burned up by friction with the atmosphere. Meteorites are believed to be fragments of comets and asteroids. ◇ Meteorites that consist mostly of silicates are called stony meteorites and are classified as either chondrites or achondrites. ◇ Meteorites that consist mostly of iron are called iron meteorites. ◇ Meteorites that consist of a mixture of silicates and iron are called stony-iron meteorites.
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Example sentences
In this lesson, students explore how locations around a meteorite provide
  information about the meteorite's orbit.
The more dirt he moved, the more meteorite he exposed.
Here are several views showing mineral composition in part of a meteorite.
He told his parents about the apparent meteorite and they called the police.
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