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A tiny particle of meteoric dust, especially one of many that fall to the surface of the earth or moon.
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(Geological Science) a tiny meteorite having a diameter of 10–40 micrometres, found esp in rainwater and seawater, having entered the atmosphere as a micrometeoroid (extremely small meteoroid)
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|Noun||1.||micrometeorite - a meteorite or meteoroid so small that it drifts down to earth without becoming intensely heated in the atmosphere|
meteorite - stony or metallic object that is the remains of a meteoroid that has reached the earth's surface
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