planetesimal

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Formed from planet by analogy with infinitesimal.

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planetesimal (plural planetesimals)

  1. (astronomy) Any of many small, solid astronomical objects, that orbit a star and form protoplanets through mutual gravitational attraction

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planetesimal (plural planetesimales)

  1. planetesimal