Ejecta Definition

ĭ-jĕktə
noun
Ejected matter, as from the body, a volcano, etc.
Webster's New World
Ejected matter, especially from an erupting volcano. Volcanic ejecta usually includes volcanic glass, ash, and rock fragments.
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Origin of Ejecta

  • New Latin ēiecta from neuter pl. of Latin ēiectus past participle of ēicere to throw out eject

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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