cD galaxy

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cD galaxy

See clusters of galaxies; galaxies.
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CD galaxy

[¦sē¦dē ′gal·ik·sē]
(astronomy)
A supergiant elliptical galaxy with an extended envelope, the largest known type of galaxy.
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