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meteoritics

[mee-tee-uh-rit-iks] /ˌmi ti əˈrɪt ɪks/
noun, (used with a singular verb) Astronomy
1.
the science that deals with meteors.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; meteorite + -ics
Related forms
meteoriticist
[mee-tee-uh-rit-uh-sist] /ˌmi ti əˈrɪt ə sɪst/ (Show IPA),
noun
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meteoritics

/ˌmiːtɪəˈrɪtɪks/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) the branch of science concerned with meteors and meteorites
Derived Forms
meteoriticist, noun
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