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protogalaxy

[proh-toh-gal-uh k-see, proh-toh-gal-] /ˌproʊ toʊˈgæl ək si, ˈproʊ toʊˌgæl-/
noun, plural protogalaxies. Astronomy
1.
the large concentration of gas and dust from which a galaxy is formed.
Origin of protogalaxy
1945-1950
1945-50; proto- + galaxy
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protogalaxy

/ˌprəʊtəʊˈɡæləksɪ/
noun (pl) -axies
1.
a cloud of gas in the early stages of its evolution into a galaxy
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