dwarf star

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From dwarf +‎ star. Compare West Frisian dwerchster (dwarf star), Dutch dwergster (dwarf star), German Zwergstern (dwarf star), Danish dværgstjerne (dwarf star), Swedish dvärgstjärna (dwarf star), Icelandic dvergstjarna (dwarf star).

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dwarf star (plural dwarf stars)

  1. (astronomy) A star that is located in the main sequence in the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram; fuses hydrogen into helium in its core.

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  • Irish: abhacréalta (calque)

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