noun (used with a singular verb) Astronomy.
the science that deals with meteors.

1930–35; meteorite + -ics

meteoriticist [mee-tee-uh-rit-uh-sist] , noun Unabridged
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meteoritics (ˌmiːtɪəˈrɪtɪks)
(functioning as singular) the branch of science concerned with meteors and meteorites

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