subdwarf

noun

sub·​dwarf ˈsəb-ˌdwȯrf How to pronounce subdwarf (audio)
: a small hot star containing few elements heavier than helium and having lower luminosity than a main-sequence star of similar temperature

Word History

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subdwarf was in 1939

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“Subdwarf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subdwarf. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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