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as·ter·oid

asteroid

 
pronunciation:
ae st roId
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part of speech: noun
definition: a small, rocky, planet-like body that circles the sun, mostly found between the orbits of Jupiter and Mars. The size of an asteroid can range from less than one mile to five hundred miles across.
derivation: asteroidal (adj.)
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The word asteroid contains the following parts:
astr, aster, astro Greek root that means star
synonyms:
stell
 
-oid Greek adjective- and noun-forming suffix that means resembling, like
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