astral [ as-tr uh l ] SHOW IPA / ˈæs trəl / PHONETIC RESPELLING adjective 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. RELATED WORDS terrestrial
alluvial Origin of astral 1595–1605;
Late Latin astrālis,
) star (<
-ālis -al 1 Related forms as·tral·ly, adverb in·ter·as·tral, adjective non·as·tral, adjective sub·as·tral, adjective
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Examples from the Web for subastral British Dictionary definitions for subastral adjective relating to, proceeding from, consisting of, or resembling the stars an 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 astrally, adverb Word Origin for astral
C17: from Late Latin
astrālis, from Latin astrum star, from Greek astron
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Word Origin and History for subastral adj.
"pertaining to the stars," c.1600, from Late Latin
astralis, from Latin astrum "star," from Greek astron (see astro-). Meaning "pertaining to supersensible substances" is from 1690s, popularized late 19c. in Theosophy.
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Medicine definitions for subastral adj. 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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Science definitions for subastral Relating to or coming from the stars; stellar.
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