proxima cent-auri

Proxima Centauri

[prok-suh-muh]
noun
the nearest star to the sun at a distance of 4.3 light-years, part of the Alpha Centauri triple-star system located in the constellation Centaurus.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin: nearest (star) of Centaurus

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Proxima Centauri   (prŏk'sə-mə sěn-tôr'ē)  Pronunciation Key 
See under Alpha Centauri.
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