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Any of numerous generally small, rounded, dark brown to green glassy objects that are composed of silicate glass and are thought to have been formed by the impact of a meteorite with the earth's surface.
[Greek tēktos, molten (from tēkein, to melt) + -ite.]
tek·tit′ic (-tĭt′ĭk) adj.
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(Geological Science) geology relating to tektites
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