stellular

[ stel-yuh-ler ]
/ ˈstɛl yə lər /

adjective

having the form of a small star or small stars.
spotted with stars.

Nearby words

  1. stelliform,
  2. stellify,
  3. stellionate,
  4. stellite,
  5. stellula,
  6. stellwag's sign,
  7. stem,
  8. stem canker,
  9. stem cell,
  10. stem cell leukemia

Origin of stellular

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

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British Dictionary definitions for stellular

stellular

/ (ˈstɛljʊlə) /

adjective

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

Word Origin for stellular

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

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