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n. (used with a sing. verb)
The branch of applied physics that deals with astronomical phenomena.

as′tro·phys′i·cal adj.
as′tro·phys′i·cist (-fĭz′ĭ-sĭst) n.
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Noun1.astrophysicist - an astronomer who studies the physical properties of celestial bodiesastrophysicist - an astronomer who studies the physical properties of celestial bodies
astronomer, uranologist, stargazer - a physicist who studies astronomy


[ˌæstrəʊˈfɪzɪsɪst] Nastrofísico/a m/f


[ˌæstrəʊˈfɪzɪsɪst] nastrophysicien/ienne m/f
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