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n 1  :  a short segment separated from the main body of a chromosome by a constriction - called also trabant   2  :  the secondary or later member of a chain of gregarines  3  :  a bodily structure lying near or associated with another (as a vein accompanying an artery)  4  :  a smaller lesion accompanying a main one and situated nearby  5  :  a spectral line of low intensity having a frequency close to that of another stronger line to which it is closely related (as by having a common energy level) satellite adj 
Similar sounding terms:  stel·late  sti·let  sty·let  sty·loid 

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