Definitions for "Meteorites"
A piece of meteor large enough to have reached the Earth's surface. The largest found so far weighs 132, 000 pounds, and is located in southwest Africa.
A solid portion of a meteoroid that has reached the Earth's surface.
Small pieces of rock that enter our atmosphere and gradually disintegrate, before reaching the ground. They are called meteoroids before they enter the atmosphere and meteors whilst they are in the atmosphere.
A meteorite is a rock that has fallen from space onto a planetary surface. (Encyclopedia of Rocks and Minerals)
rocks that fall from space and are recovered. Some contain organic chemicals like amino acids.
Keywords:  asteroids, fragments, solid
Solid fragments of asteroids