astroid

[as-troid]

Origin of astroid

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British Dictionary definitions for astroid

astroid

noun
  1. maths a hypocycloid having four cusps

Word Origin for astroid

C19: from astro- + -oid
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Word Origin and History for astroid
adj.

"star-shaped," 1897, from Greek astroeides, from astron "star" (see astro-) + -oeides (see -oid).

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