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stellate

[ stel-it, -eyt ]
/ ˈstɛl ɪt, -eɪt /
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adjective
like the form of a conventionalized figure of a star; star-shaped.
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Often stel·lat·ed [stel-ei-tid] /ˈstɛl ɛɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of stellate

First recorded in 1490–1500; from Latin stellātus “starry,” equivalent to stell(a) star + -ātus -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM stellate

stel·late·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for stellate

stellate

stellated

/ (ˈstɛlɪt, -eɪt) /

adjective
resembling a star in shape; radiating from the centrea stellate arrangement of petals

Derived forms of stellate

stellately, adverb

Word Origin for stellate

C16: from Latin stellātus starry, from stellāre to stud with stars, from stella a star
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for stellate

stellate
[ stĕlāt′ ]

adj.
Arranged or shaped like a star; radiating from a center.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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