Sat"el*lite (?), n. [F., fr. L. Stelles, -itis, an attendant.]


An attendant attached to a prince or other powerful person; hence, an obsequious dependent.

"The satellites of power."

I. Disraeli.

2. Astron.

A secondary planet which revolves about another planet; as, the moon is a satellite of the earth. See Solar system, under Solar.

Satellite moth Zool., a handsome European noctuid moth (Scopelosoma satellitia).


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Sat"el*lite, a. Anat.

Situated near; accompanying; as, the satellite veins, those which accompany the arteries.


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