noun, plural neb·u·lae [neb-yuh-lee, -lahy], /ˈnɛb yəˌli, -ˌlaɪ/, neb·u·las.
- a faint opacity in the cornea.
- cloudiness in the urine.
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Origin of nebula
OTHER WORDS FROM nebulaneb·u·lar, adjectivenon·neb·u·lar, adjectivepre·neb·u·lar, adjective
How to use nebula in a sentence
Caldwell 56, a blue-hued planetary nebulaPlanetary nebulae were named as such because early astronomers thought they looked like planets from afar.
It’s a dark nebula, meaning interstellar dust blocks out the glow of gas and stars behind it.
Caldwell 58, a reflection nebulaDiscovered in 1861, NGC 6729 or Caldwell 58 is what’s known as a reflection nebula—a cloud of star-forming gas that lights up thanks to a young, hot, nearby star.
To celebrate the scope’s third decade, NASA released 30 new images of dazzling nebulae, star clusters, and galaxies—all taken by Hubble.
Taken in connection with what we know of the nebulæ, the proof of Laplace's nebular hypothesis may fairly be regarded as complete.Outlines of the Earth's History|Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
Of course it would be understood that tidal evolution is in no sense a rival doctrine to that of the nebular theory.Time and Tide|Robert S. (Robert Stawell) Ball
Allied to the preceding hypothesis is Shapley's nebular hypothesis.Climatic Changes|Ellsworth Huntington
In the nebular railway the passengers would almost require such a warning.
This “cosmological nebular theory” was based entirely on the mechanical phenomena of gravitation.
British Dictionary definitions for nebula
noun plural -lae (-ˌliː) or -las
- opacity of the cornea
- cloudiness of the urine
Derived forms of nebulanebular, adjective
Word Origin for nebula
Medical definitions for nebula
n. pl. neb•u•las
Scientific definitions for nebula
Plural nebulae (nĕb′yə-lē′) nebulas
Cultural definitions for nebula