asteriated

[ a-steer-ee-ey-tid ]
/ æˈstɪər iˌeɪ tɪd /

adjective Mineralogy.

exhibiting asterism.

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Origin of asteriated

1810–20; < Greek astéri(os) starry (derivative of astḗr aster) + -ate1 + -ed2
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British Dictionary definitions for asteriated

asteriated
/ (æˈstɪərɪˌeɪtɪd) /

adjective

(of a crystal, esp a gemstone) exhibiting a star-shaped figure in transmitted or reflected light
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