circumnuclear


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per·i·nu·cle·ar

(per'i-nū'klē-ăr),
Surrounding a nucleus.
Synonym(s): circumnuclear

circumnuclear

(sĕr″kŭm-nū′klē-ăr) [″ + nucleus, kernel]
Surrounding the nucleus.
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However, the velocity data suggest that its material is falling inward from a ring of dense molecular gas just outside the Mini-Spiral called the Circumnuclear Disk.
Although M77 has long been assigned a Hubble type of Sb, infrared images like those shown on the facing page reveal a circumnuclear bar that may be related to the system's unusual nuclear properties.