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stellular

[stel-yuh-ler]
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adjective
  1. having the form of a small star or small stars.
  2. spotted with stars.
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Origin of stellular

1790–1800; < Late Latin stellul(a) (stell(a) star + -ula -ule) + -ar1
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Historical Examples

  • A light, stellular in the gloom that hung about the lower levels, suddenly sprung up in the window.

    A History of American Literature Since 1870

    Fred Lewis Pattee

  • Stellate, Stellular, starry or star-like; where several similar parts spread out from a common centre, like a star.


British Dictionary definitions for stellular

stellular

adjective
  1. displaying or abounding in small starsa stellular pattern
  2. resembling a little star or little stars
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Derived Formsstellularly, adverb

Word Origin

C18: from Late Latin stellula, diminutive of Latin stella star
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