Ap star

[ ey-pee ]
/ ˈeɪˈpi /

noun Astronomy.

a peculiar A star whose emission spectrum is characterized by abnormally strong lines of certain ionized metals.

Origin of Ap star

1970–75; A (star) + p (abbreviation for peculiar star; see peculiar,def 6)

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