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galactic

[guh-lak-tik] /gəˈlæk tɪk/
adjective
1.
Astronomy.
  1. of or pertaining to a galaxy.
  2. of or pertaining to the Milky Way.
2.
immense; huge; vast:
a problem of galactic proportions.
3.
Physiology. pertaining to or stimulating the secretion of milk.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; < Greek galaktikós milky. See galact-, -ic
Related forms
nongalactic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nongalactic

galactic

/ɡəˈlæktɪk/
adjective
1.
(astronomy) of or relating to a galaxy, esp the Galaxy: the galactic plane
2.
(med) of or relating to milk
Word Origin
C19: from Greek galaktikos; see galaxy
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Word Origin and History for nongalactic

galactic

adj.

1839, "of the Milky Way," from Late Latin galacticus, from galaxias (see galaxy). In modern scientific sense "pertaining to (our) galaxy," from 1849.

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nongalactic in Medicine

galactic ga·lac·tic (gə-lāk'tĭk)
adj.

  1. Relating to milk.

  2. Promoting the flow of milk.

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