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elliptical galaxy

elliptical galaxy

n.
A galaxy with an elliptical shape, containing relatively little gas and dust and having older stellar populations as compared to spiral galaxies.
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ellip′tical gal′axy


n.
a galaxy having an elliptical shape. Compare spiral galaxy.
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