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aer·o·lite

 (âr′ə-līt′) also aer·o·lith (-lĭth′)
n.
A meteorite composed chiefly of silicates.

aer′o·lit′ic (-lĭt′ĭk) adj.

aerolite

(ˈɛərəˌlaɪt) or

aerolith

n
(Celestial Objects) a stony meteorite consisting of silicate minerals
aerolitic adj

aer•o•lite

(ˈɛər əˌlaɪt)

also aer•o•lith

(-lɪθ)

n.
a meteorite consisting mainly of stony matter.
[1805–15]
aer`o•lit′ic (-ˈlɪt ɪk) adj.

aerolite

A meteorite composed mainly of silica.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aerolite - a stony meteorite consisting of silicate mineralsaerolite - a stony meteorite consisting of silicate minerals
meteorite - stony or metallic object that is the remains of a meteoroid that has reached the earth's surface
Translations
aérolitheaérolite
aerolithus

aerolite

[ˈɛərəlaɪt] Naerolito m
References in classic literature ?
If I were a chemist, I would tell him that the aerolites, bodies evidently formed exteriorly of our terrestrial globe, have, upon analysis, revealed indisputable traces of carbon, a substance which owes its origin solely to organized beings, and which, according to the experiments of Reichenbach, must necessarily itself have been endued with animation.
Stones do not fall from the sky," remarked Conseil, "or they would merit the name aerolites.
A discussion arose on this subject, and Michel Ardan, always ready with an explanation, gave it as his opinion that the projectile, held by the lunar attraction, would end by falling on the surface of the terrestrial globe like an aerolite.