fusor

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Coined by Gibor Basri, Professor of Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley, at the 2003 IAU conference; presumably fuse +‎ -or.

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fusor (plural fusors)

  1. (astronomy) A celestial body that, through self-gravity, is able to perform nuclear fusion within its core, at any point in its life. These include stars, stellar remnants, and brown dwarfs.

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