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- n. A trans-Neptunian dwarf planet.
OK, Pluto is now a "plutoid" as are many other asteroids that are the size of pluto -- pay attention science teachers -- plutoid should now be in your book.
Planet Pluto fans rebel against 'plutoid' designation, New Scientist
Today, in her retirement flat in Surrey, England, Phair learned she would have to settle for having named a "plutoid."
Pluto gets a new name: plutoid | Oddly Enough | Reuters
Last year the IAU went further by reclassifying Pluto as a plutoid, essentially ruling out Pluto's planetary status because it sits beyond Neptune and fails to clear out asteroids and other smaller debris from its orbital neighborhood.
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