stellar wind

noun Astronomy.

the radial outflow of ionized gas from a star.

Nearby words

  1. stella, frank,
  2. stella, joseph,
  3. stellar,
  4. stellar association,
  5. stellar evolution,
  6. stellarator,
  7. stellate,
  8. stellate abscess,
  9. stellate block,
  10. stellate cell

Origin of stellar wind

First recorded in 1960–65 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.
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