|a cloud of interstellar gas and dust that appears hazy, or fuzzy, and extended in a telescope view|
|the fainter of the two stars that constitute a double or binary star|
|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]|
|Main Entry:||astral body|
|Part of Speech:||n|
|Definition:||one of seven described aspects of humans, which includes physical, mental, causal, etheric, emotional, spiritual; the ethereal counterpart of a human body|
|Example:||The astral body is thought to exist even after death.|
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.