lenticular galaxy

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lenticular galaxy

(len-tik -yŭ-ler) See galaxies.
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lenticular galaxy

[len′tik·yə·lər ′gal·ik·sē]
(astronomy)
A galaxy of type S0, consisting of a nucleus surrounded by a disklike structure without arms, and containing little gas and few if any young stars.
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