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Any of a proposed category of celestial objects that undergo nuclear fusion in their cores at some point during their lifetimes, the least massive of which are about 13 times Jupiter's mass and sustain the fusion of deuterium atoms into heavier elements.

[Proposed by Gibor Basri (born 1951), American astrophysicist : fus(ion) + -or.]
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and foreign patents, Farnsworth also invented what he called the Farnsworth-Hirsch Fusor. The fusor was a nuclear fusion device that directly injected high-temperature ions into a reaction chamber, thereby avoiding some complexity.