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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 me·te·or·ite /ˈmitiəˌraɪt/
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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Me·te·or·ite n.  Min. A mass of stone or iron which has fallen to the earth from space; an aerolite.
 Note:Meteorites usually show a pitted surface with a fused crust, caused by the heat developed in their rapid passage through the earth's atmosphere. A meteorite may consist: 1. Of metallic iron, alloyed with a small percentage of nickel (meteoric iron, holosiderite). When etched this usually exhibits peculiar crystalline figures, called Widmanstätten figures. 2. Of a cellular mass of iron with imbedded silicates (mesosiderite or siderolite). 3. Of a stony mass of silicates with little iron (meteoric stone, sporadosiderite). 4. Of a mass without iron (asiderite).
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 meteorite
      n : stony or metallic object that is the remains of a meteoroid
          that has reached the earth's surface