As`ter*oph"yl*lite\ ([a^]s`t[~e]r*[o^]f"[i^]l*l[imac]t), n. [Gr. 'asth`r star + fy`llon leaf.] (Paleon.) A fossil plant from the coal formations of Europe and America, now regarded as the branchlets and foliage of calamites.
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