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satellite

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noun sat·el·lite \ˈsat-əl-ˌīt\

Medical Definition of satellite

  1. 1:  a short segment separated from the main body of a chromosome by a constriction—called also trabant

  2. 2:  the secondary or later member of a chain of gregarines

  3. 3:  a bodily structure lying near or associated with another (as a vein accompanying an artery)

  4. 4:  a smaller lesion accompanying a main one and situated nearby

  5. 5:  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)

  6. satellite adjective





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