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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.
Dictionary entry details
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A galaxy having a spiral structure; arms containing younger stars spiral out from old stars at the center
Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
spiral galaxy; spiral nebula
Hypernyms ("spiral galaxy" is a kind of...):
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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