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Related to Cressida: Troilus and Cressida
Cressida, in astronomy
Cressida, in astronomy, one of the natural satellites, or moons, of Uranus.
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Cressida(kress -ă-dă) A small satellite of Uranus, discovered in 1986. See Uranus' satellites; Table 2, backmatter.
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A satellite of Uranus orbiting at a mean distance of 38,380 miles (61,770 kilometers) with a period of 11 hours 9 minutes, and with a diameter of about 41 miles (66 kilometers).
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unfaithful mistress of Troilus; byword for unfaithfulness. [Br. Lit.: Troilus and Cressida]
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