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starlike

[stahr-lahyk] /ˈstɑrˌlaɪk/
adjective
1.
of the shape of or like a star.
2.
shining like a star.
3.
Also, star-shaped. Mathematics. (of a set with respect to a point) having the property that the line segment connecting a given point and any other point in a region lies completely within the region.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; star + -like
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  • For example, long projections emerged from the cells and floated before they retracted, creating a starlike pattern.
  • Each of the starlike objects seen in the image is actually a cluster of up to a million stars.

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