tektite

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek τηκτός (tēktos, molten), from τήκειν (tēkein, to melt).

Noun[edit]

tektite (plural tektites)

  1. A small, round, dark glassy object, composed of silicates, formed by the rapid cooling of meteorite fragments that hit the Earth.

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