asteroid


asteroid
asteroid 1802, coined probably by German-born English astronomer William Herschel (1738-1822) from Gk. asteroeides "star-like," from aster "star" (see ASTRO- (Cf. astro-)) + -eidos "form, shape" (see -OID (Cf. -oid)).

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