barred spiral

noun

Definition of barred spiral

: a spiral galaxy whose arms apparently spring from the extremities of a luminous bar that extends across the nucleus giving the object somewhat the appearance of a letter S

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“Barred spiral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/barred%20spiral. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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