plutoid

Main Entry:  plutoid
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a celestial body which orbits the Sun but is further from it than Neptune; designated by the International Astronomical Union to refer to Pluto and similar space objects
Example:  A plutoid shares its orbit with other objects and is somewhat spherical.
Etymology:  2006
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