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elliptical galaxy

noun

Definition of ELLIPTICAL GALAXY

:  a galaxy that has a generally elliptical shape and that has no apparent internal structure or spiral arms —called also elliptical — compare spiral galaxy

First Known Use of ELLIPTICAL GALAXY

1948

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