the radial outflow of ionized gas from a star.
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- stella, frank,
- stella, joseph,
- stellar association,
- stellar evolution,
- stellate abscess,
- stellate block,
- stellate cell
Origin of stellar wind
First recorded in 1960–65
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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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