Seyfert-galaxy Definition

sēfərt, sī-
noun
Any of a number of spiral galaxies with a small, intensely bright nucleus and a spectrum with strong, broad spectral lines.
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Origin of Seyfert-galaxy

  • After Carl Keenan Seyfert (1911–1960), American astronomer

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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