stellar wind


noun Astronomy.

the radial outflow of ionized gas from a star.

Origin of stellar wind

First recorded in 1960–65
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Science definitions for stellar wind

stellar wind
[ wĭnd ]

The flow of plasma (extremely hot gas composed of ions) ejected from the surface of a star into space. The Sun's solar wind is a stellar wind.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.