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noun sat·el·lite \ˈsat-əl-ˌīt\

Medical Definition of SATELLITE

:  a short segment separated from the main body of a chromosome by a constriction—called also trabant
:  the secondary or later member of a chain of gregarines
:  a bodily structure lying near or associated with another (as a vein accompanying an artery)
:  a smaller lesion accompanying a main one and situated nearby
:  a spectral line of low intensity having a frequency close to that of another stronger line to which it is closely related (as by having a common energy level)
satellite adjective
July 03, 2015
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