Definitions

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  • n. A type of meteorite composed of lava from a planet other than Earth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See meteorite.

Etymologies

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From the city of Shergotty, India, where the first specimen was found in 1865.

Examples

  • Like other members of the group of SNCs (shergottite, nakhlite, chassignite), ALH 84001 is thought to be from Mars.

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