subdwarf

noun sub·dwarf \ ˈsəb-ˌdwȯrf \

Definition of subdwarf

:a small hot star containing few elements heavier than helium and having lower luminosity than a main-sequence star of similar temperature

First Known Use of subdwarf

1939


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