Astronomy. a star, planet, comet, or other heavenly body.
Theosophy. See under astral(def 3).
Words nearby astral body
Origin of astral body
First recorded in 1685–95
Definition for astral body (2 of 2)
[ as-truh l ]
/ ˈæs trəl /
pertaining to or proceeding from the stars; stellar; star-shaped.
Biology. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling an aster; having a discoid, radiate flower head.
Theosophy. noting a supersensible substance pervading all space and forming the substance of a second body (astral body) belonging to each individual. It accompanies the individual through life, is able to leave the human body at will, and survives the individual after death.
Origin of astral
1595–1605; (< Middle French) < Late Latin astrālis, equivalent to Latin ast(rum) star (< Greek ástron) + -ālis -al1
OTHER WORDS FROM astralas·tral·ly, adverbin·ter·as·tral, adjectivenon·as·tral, adjectivesub·as·tral, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for astral body
/ (ˈæstrəl) /
relating to, proceeding from, consisting of, or resembling the starsan astral body
biology of or relating to the aster occurring in dividing cells
theosophy denoting or relating to a supposed supersensible substance believed to form the material of a second body for each person, taking the form of an aura discernible to certain gifted individuals
Derived forms of astralastrally, adverb
Word Origin for astral
C17: from Late Latin astrālis, from Latin astrum star, from Greek astron
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Medical definitions for astral body
[ ăs′trəl ]
Of, relating to, emanating from, or resembling the stars.
Of, relating to, or shaped like the mitotic aster; having the shape of an astrosphere; star-shaped.
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Scientific definitions for astral body
[ ăs′trəl ]
Relating to or coming from the stars; stellar.
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