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The word asteroidal is to asteroid as what word is to comet?

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Answer: cometary

The adjectival form of asteroid is asteroidal and the adjectival form of comet is cometary. The word comet comes from the Greek komete, long-haired star; the word asteroid means "star-like" in Latin.

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