|a mass of protoplasm found in most cells, directing their growth, metabolism, reproduction, and functioning in the transmission of genic characters|
|adapting to the prevailing conditions and producing offspring that survive to reproductive age; contributing to the gene pool of the next generation|
|1.||relating to, proceeding from, consisting of, or resembling the stars: an astral body|
|2.||biology of or relating to the aster occurring in dividing cells|
|3.||theosophy denoting or relating to a supposed supersensible substance believed to form the material of a second body for each person, taking the form of an aura discernible to certain gifted individuals|
|[C17: from Late Latin astrālis, from Latin astrum star, from Greek astron]|
astral as·tral (ās'trəl)
Of, relating to, emanating from, or resembling the stars.
Of, relating to, or shaped like the mitotic aster; having the shape of an astrosphere; star-shaped.
|astral (ās'trəl) Pronunciation Key
Relating to or coming from the stars; stellar.