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SPIRAL GALAXY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does spiral galaxy mean? 

SPIRAL GALAXY (noun)
  The noun SPIRAL GALAXY has 1 sense:

1. a galaxy having a spiral structure; arms containing younger stars spiral out from old stars at the center

  Familiarity information: SPIRAL GALAXY used as a noun is very rare.


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SPIRAL GALAXY (noun)


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Meaning:

A galaxy having a spiral structure; arms containing younger stars spiral out from old stars at the center

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Synonyms:

spiral galaxy; spiral nebula

Hypernyms ("spiral galaxy" is a kind of...):

extragalactic nebula; galaxy ((astronomy) a collection of star systems; any of the billions of systems each having many stars and nebulae and dust)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "spiral galaxy"):

Andromeda galaxy (a spiral galaxy in the constellation of Andromeda that is visible to the naked eye)


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