any of certain small, yellowish-green to black glassy bodies of various shapes, found in isolated locations around the world and thought to have originated as meteorites or from meteorite impacts
Origin of tektite; from Classical Greek t?ktos, molten (; from t?kein, to melt ; from Indo-European base an unverified form t?- from source thaw) + -ite
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.
Origin of tektiteGreek t&emacron;ktos, molten (from t&emacron;kein, to melt) + –ite1.
From Ancient Greek Ï„Î·ÎºÏ„ÏŒÏ‚ (tÄ“ktos, “molten"), from Ï„Î®ÎºÎµÎ¹Î½ (tÄ“kein, “to melt").