chiaster
n. [Gr. χ; aster, star]
(PORIFERA)
A type of microsclere aster with very blunt rays.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Chiaster — (gr., Chir.), kreuzförmige Binde …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • chiaster — …   Useful english dictionary

  • aster — n. [Gr. aster, star] 1. Star shaped figures that develop during mitosis. 2. (PORIFERA) A type of microsclere with several rays originating from the same center; see chiaster …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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