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Satellite

satellite
1. An attendant attached to a prince or other powerful person; hence, an obsequious dependent. The satellites of power.
2. (Science: astronomy) A secondary planet which revolves about another planet; as, the moon is a satellite of the earth. See solar system, under Solar.
(Science: zoology) Satellite moth, a handsome European noctuid moth (Scopelosoma satellitia).
Origin: F, fr. L. Stelles, -itis, an attendant.
(Science: anatomy) Situated near; accompanying; as, the satellite veins, those which accompany the arteries.


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