cytaster

[ sahy-tas-ter, sahy-tas- ]
/ saɪˈtæs tər, ˈsaɪ tæs- /

noun Biology.

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Origin of cytaster

First recorded in 1890–95; cyt(o)- + -aster2
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British Dictionary definitions for cytaster

cytaster
/ (saɪˈtæstə, ˈsaɪtæs-) /

noun

cytology another word for aster (def. 3)

Word Origin for cytaster

C19: from cyto- + aster
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