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Ap star

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/ ˈeɪˈpi /
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noun Astronomy.

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

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Origin of Ap star

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