kik (noun) Protostar, in astronomy. ʻO ke akahōkū nā kinoea a me nā ʻehu e pelu pū ana e kino mai ai he hōkū. A protostar consists of the gases and dust collapsing on itself to form a star. Lit., embryonic essence of a star.
Unpublished new word list to: Māmaka Kaiao: A Modern Hawaiian Vocabulary, 2003, U.H. Press