anaemic spiral galaxy

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A type of spiral galaxy with characteristics intermediate between normal gas-rich spirals and gas-poor lenticular galaxies. They are seen most frequently in rich clusters of galaxies. Examples are NGC 4941 and 4866 in the Virgo Cluster, and NGC 4921 in the Coma Cluster.

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