- like the form of a conventionalized figure of a star; star-shaped.
Origin of stellate
Examples from the Web for stellate
Each branch bears a stellate terminal spathilla, composed of ten to twenty conical teeth, which radiate in all directions.
(a) Naked or with minute stellate ossifications as in the Polyodontidae.The Vertebrate Skeleton
Sidney H. Reynolds
A tumor of stellate or polyhedral cells in a matrix of mucin.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
Some, like radiolarians and star-fish, have a stellate form.The Mechanism of Life
If the connexion is only with one, the vesicle is called unipolar; if with two, bipolar; if with many, multipolar or stellate.History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume II (of 2)
John William Draper
- resembling a star in shape; radiating from the centrea stellate arrangement of petals
Word Origin and History for stellate
c.1500, "star-spangled," from Latin stellatus "covered with stars," past participle of stellare "to set with stars," from stella (see star (n.)). Meaning "star-shaped" is recorded from 1660s.
- Arranged or shaped like a star; radiating from a center.