asteriated
adjective Etymology: Greek asterios Date: 1816 exhibiting asterism <
asteriated sapphire
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  • Asteriated — As*te ri*a ted, a. [See {Asterias}.] Radiated, with diverging rays; as, asteriated sapphire. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • asteriated — [as tir′ē āt΄id] adj. [< Gr asterios, starred (< astēr, STAR)+ AT(E) + ED] 1. having radiate form; star shaped 2. Mineralogy having a structure that produces an asterism …   English World dictionary

  • asteriated — /a stear ee ay tid/, adj. Mineral. exhibiting asterism. [1810 20; < Gk astéri(os) starry (deriv. of astér ASTER) + ATE1 + ED2] * * * …   Universalium

  • asteriated — as·te·ri·at·ed …   English syllables

  • asteriated — as•te•ri•at•ed [[t]æˈstɪər iˌeɪ tɪd[/t]] adj. mir (of a mineral or stone) exhibiting asterism • Etymology: 1810–20; < Gk astéri(os) starry …   From formal English to slang

  • asteriated —   a. having star like rays …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • asteriated — adjective (of some crystals especially gemstones) exhibiting asterism • Pertains to noun: ↑asterism …   Useful english dictionary

  • Asteriated sapphire — Sapphire Sap phire (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. saphir, F. saphir, L. sapphirus, Gr. ?, of Oriental origin; cf. Heb. sapp[=i]r.] 1. (Min.) Native alumina or aluminium sesquioxide, {Al2O3}; corundum; esp., the blue transparent variety of corundum,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • star quartz — noun : asteriated quartz * * * star quartz, asteriated quartz …   Useful english dictionary

  • Al2O3 — Sapphire Sap phire (? or ?; 277), n. [OE. saphir, F. saphir, L. sapphirus, Gr. ?, of Oriental origin; cf. Heb. sapp[=i]r.] 1. (Min.) Native alumina or aluminium sesquioxide, {Al2O3}; corundum; esp., the blue transparent variety of corundum,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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