[ as-truh l ]
/ ˈæs trəl /
pertaining to or proceeding from the stars; stellar; star-shaped.
Biology. pertaining to, consisting of, or resembling an aster; having a discoid, radiate flower head.
Theosophy. noting a supersensible substance pervading all space and forming the substance of a second body (astral body) belonging to each individual. It accompanies the individual through life, is able to leave the human body at will, and survives the individual after death.
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Origin of astral
1595–1605; (< Middle French) < Late Latin astrālis, equivalent to Latin ast(rum) star (< Greek ástron) + -ālis -al1
OTHER WORDS FROM astralas·tral·ly, adverbin·ter·as·tral, adjectivenon·as·tral, adjectivesub·as·tral, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for subastral
Subastral, sub-as′tral, adj. situated beneath the stars, terrestrial.
British Dictionary definitions for subastral (1 of 2)
/ (sʌbˈæstrəl) /
a rare word for terrestrial
British Dictionary definitions for subastral (2 of 2)
/ (ˈæstrəl) /
relating to, proceeding from, consisting of, or resembling the starsan astral body
biology of or relating to the aster occurring in dividing cells
theosophy denoting or relating to a supposed supersensible substance believed to form the material of a second body for each person, taking the form of an aura discernible to certain gifted individuals
Derived forms of astralastrally, adverb
Word Origin for astral
C17: from Late Latin astrālis, from Latin astrum star, from Greek astron
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Medical definitions for subastral
[ ăs′trəl ]
Of, relating to, emanating from, or resembling the stars.
Of, relating to, or shaped like the mitotic aster; having the shape of an astrosphere; star-shaped.
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Scientific definitions for subastral
[ ăs′trəl ]
Relating to or coming from the stars; stellar.
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