stellate

stellate

[stel-it, -eyt]
adjective
like the form of a conventionalized figure of a star; star-shaped.
Also, stellated.


Origin:
1490–1500; < Latin stellātus starry, equivalent to stell(a) star + -ātus -ate1

stellately, adverb
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stellate or stellated (ˈstɛlɪt, -eɪt)
 
adj
resembling a star in shape; radiating from the centre: a stellate arrangement of petals
 
[C16: from Latin stellātus starry, from stellāre to stud with stars, from stella a star]
 
stellated or stellated
 
adj
 
[C16: from Latin stellātus starry, from stellāre to stud with stars, from stella a star]
 
'stellately or stellated
 
adv

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stellate
1500, "star-spangled," from L. stellatus "covered with stars," pp. of stellare "to set with stars," from stella (see star). Meaning "star-shaped" is recorded from 1661.
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stellate stel·late (stěl'āt') or stel·lat·ed (-ā'tĭd)
adj.
Arranged or shaped like a star; radiating from a center.

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