Damocloid

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the asteroid 5335 Damocles, +‎ -oid.

Noun[edit]

Damocloid (plural Damocloids)

  1. (astronomy) An asteroid (such as 5335 Damocles) that exhibits long-period, highly eccentric orbits typical of periodic comets without showing a coma

Adjective[edit]

Damocloid (comparative more Damocloid, superlative most Damocloid)

  1. (astronomy) Of or relating to a Damocloid asteroid