Galactic
Galactic Ga*lac"tic, a. [Gr. ? milky, fr. ?, ?, milk. See {Galaxy}, and cf. {Lactic}.] 1. Of or pertaining to milk; got from milk; as, galactic acid. [1913 Webster]

2. Of or pertaining to the galaxy or Milky Way. [1913 Webster]

{Galactic circle} (Astron.), the great circle of the heavens, to which the course of the galaxy most nearly conforms. --Herschel.

{Galactic poles}, the poles of the galactic circle. [1913 Webster]


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