microquasar etymology

English word microquasar comes from English quasar, English micro- ((metric units) One millionth.. Very small.)

Detailed word origin of microquasar

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
quasar English (eng) (galaxy) An extragalactic object, starlike in appearance, that is among the most luminous and (putatively) the most distant objects in the universe.
micro- English (eng) (metric units) One millionth.. Very small.
microquasar English (eng) (astronomy, stars) A high-energy binary star system that includes black hole or neutron star and which resembles a quasar.

Words with the same origin as microquasar

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