subdwarf

noun
sub·​dwarf | \ ˈsəb-ˌdwȯrf How to pronounce subdwarf (audio) \

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, in the meaning defined above

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“Subdwarf.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subdwarf. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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