regmaglypt

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English[edit]

A meteorite on Mars with regmaglypts

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ῥῆγμα (rhêgma, a breakage, fracture, rupture, ruin, something torn), and Ancient Greek γλυπτόν (gluptón, a carving, sculpture).

Noun[edit]

regmaglypt (plural regmaglypts)

  1. (astronomy, geology) A shallow indentation or pit on the surface of a meteorite, resembling a thumbprint impression in clay, created by ablation while falling in an atmosphere.

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