Medicean planets
Medicean Med`i*ce"an, prop. a. Of or relating to the Medici, a noted Italian family; as, the Medicean Venus. [1913 Webster]

{Medicean planets} (Astron.), a name given by Galileo to the satellites of Jupiter. [1913 Webster]


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