shell star


noun Astronomy.

a type of star showing bright emission lines superimposed on its normal absorption spectrum, presumably caused by a gaseous shell around the star.

Nearby words

  1. shell jacket,
  2. shell out,
  3. shell pink,
  4. shell program,
  5. shell shock,
  6. shell steak,
  7. shell suit,
  8. shell-like,
  9. shell-shocked,
  10. shellac

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British Dictionary definitions for shell star

shell star

noun

astronomy a type of star, usually of spectral type B to F, surrounded by a gaseous shell
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