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Status: STD 2005/06/07
Code: 262

Concept definition: A <SMALL_STAR_SYSTEM_BODY> that orbits a <STAR> in a highly elliptical path and, when in the vicinity of that <STAR>, usually has a bright hazy head and a long more diffuse tail; comet [SOED, "comet", A.1].
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