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Proxima Centauri

  1. the nearest star to the sun at a distance of 4.3 light-years, part of the Alpha Centauri triple-star system located in the constellation Centaurus.
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Origin of Proxima Centauri

< New Latin: nearest (star) of Centaurus
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Proxima Centauri

[prŏksə-mə sĕn-tôrē]
  1. See under Alpha Centauri.
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