ejecta

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Etymology[edit]

Neuter plural of Latin ējectus.

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  • IPA(key): /əˈjektə/, /əˈdʒɛktə/

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ejecta pl (plural only)

  1. (geology) Material which has been ejected, especially from a volcano or an impact crater.
    • 2006, Alessandro Montanari, Christian Koeberl, Impact Stratigraphy: The Italian Record, Springer (→ISBN), page 57:
      Distal ejecta are, by definition, those ejecta that occur at considerable distances from the source crater (>5 crater radii from the crater rim; see, e.g., Melosh 1989). They either consist of (usually fine-grained) rock and mineral fragments or are of glassy consistency.

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Verb[edit]

ējectā

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of ējectō
  2. feminine singular supine of ējiciō
  3. neuter plural supine of ējiciō

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