adjective Etymology: Latin stella Date: 1661 resembling a star (as in shape)

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  • Stellate — Stellate, meaning star shaped, may refer to:* Stellate cell * Stellate ganglion * Stellate reticulum * Stellate veins * Stellate trichomes (hairs) on plants …   Wikipedia

  • Stellate — Stel late, Stellated Stel la*ted, a. [L. stellatus, p. p. of stellare to set or cover with stars, from stella a star. See {Stellar}.] 1. Resembling a star; pointed or radiated, like the emblem of a star. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Starlike; having… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stellate — c.1500, star spangled, from L. stellatus covered with stars, pp. of stellare to set with stars, from stella (see STAR (Cf. star)). Meaning star shaped is recorded from 1660s …   Etymology dictionary

  • stellate — [stel′āt΄, stel′it] adj. [L stellatus, pp. of stellare, to cover with stars < stella, a STAR] shaped like a star; coming out in rays or points from a center: also stellated stellately adv …   English World dictionary

  • stellate — Star shaped. [L. stella, a star] * * * stel·late ste .lāt adj shaped like a star <a stellate ulcer> * * * stel·late (stelґāt) [L. stellatus] shaped like a star; arranged in a roset, or in rosets …   Medical dictionary

  • stellate — star like, with radiating points. Said of a tubercle with radiating spines. e.g. in Platichthys, Myoxocephalus, or of a melanophore (sometimes a temporary condition in the latter) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • stellate — adj. [L. stella, a star] Star shaped; resembling the rays of a star …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • stellate — stellately, adv. /stel it, ayt/, adj. like the form of a conventionalized figure of a star; star shaped. Also, stellated. [1490 1500; < L stellatus starry, equiv. to stell(a) STAR + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • stellate — adjective Shaped like a star, having points, or rays radiating from a center. See Also: stellated, stellation …   Wiktionary

  • stellate — star shaped; starry Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

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