galactic circle


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Galactic \Ga*lac"tic\, a. [Gr. ? milky, fr. ?, ?, milk. See
   Galaxy, and cf. Lactic.]
   1. Of or pertaining to milk; got from milk; as, galactic
      acid.
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   2. Of or pertaining to the galaxy or Milky Way.
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   Galactic circle (Astron.), the great circle of the heavens,
      to which the course of the galaxy most nearly conforms.
      --Herschel.

   Galactic poles, the poles of the galactic circle.
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