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as·tro·bleme

 (ăs′trə-blēm′)
n.
A scar on the earth's surface left from the impact of a meteorite.

[astro- + Greek blēma, missile, wound (from ballein, to throw; see gwelə- in Indo-European roots).]
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astrobleme

(ˈæstrəˌbliːm)
n
(Geological Science) a mark on the earth's surface, usually circular, formed by a large ancient meteorite impact
[C20: from astro- + Greek blēma shot, wound]
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astrobleme

- A crater caused by a meteor.
See also related terms for meteor.
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astrobleme

A mark left on the surface of the Earth by the impact of a meteorite.
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Translations
astroblème
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He revealed: "I was amazed when I mapped it out and although I thought it might be an impact crater, it had a mysterious peak at its centre."
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