stellate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj stellate arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center "radial symmetry","a starlike or stellate arrangement of petals","many cities show a radial pattern of main highways"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Stellate Resembling a star; pointed or radiated, like the emblem of a star.
    • Stellate (Bot) Starlike; having similar parts radiating from a common center; as, stellate flowers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • stellate Star-like in form; star-shaped; arranged in the form of a conventional star; radiating from a common center like the rays or points of a star: as, stellate leaves; the stellate groups of natrolite crystals.
    • n stellate A stellate microsclere, or flesh-spicule in the form of a star.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Stellate like a star: radiated
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. stellatus, p. p. of stellare, to set or cover with stars, from stella, a star. See Stellar
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. stellarisstella, a star.

Usage

In literature:

Then it began to scramble all over the oval stellated globe of the tiny blossoms.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
Between the girders they draped themselves in long, stellated garlands; grouped themselves in innumerable, kaleidoscopic patterns.
"The Metal Monster" by A. Merritt
One stellate compound plant hair, one Gemiasma verdans, two pollen.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 385, May 19, 1883" by Various
Upon the prominent parts of these ridges are stellate tufts of long, pale brown spines, some of them nearly 2 in.
"Cactus Culture For Amateurs" by W. Watson
At the extremity of the slender tube is a crown of sharp processes, forming a stellate guard to the spiracles.
"The Life-Story of Insects" by Geo. H. Carpenter
They are monopetalous, small, white, stellated in six points.
"The History of Sumatra" by William Marsden
The short connecting ribs of the vaulting form a stellated cross over the presbytery.
"Bell's Cathedrals: Wimborne Minster and Christchurch Priory" by Thomas Perkins
Again they were seen in the palms and soles, but here more readily tended to assume the stellate forms.
"Surgical Experiences in South Africa, 1899-1900" by George Henry Makins
Stellate: star-shaped; with four or five radiating lines.
"Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology" by John. B. Smith
Double stellate columbine 287 155.
"Vegetable Teratology" by Maxwell T. Masters
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In science:

If P is the small stellated dodecahedron { 5 coincide with those of an icosahedron, S , and P has 12 pentagram faces.
Regular Polyhedra of Index Two, I
Figure 4: The four families of polyhedra of type {10, 3}10 with icosahedral symmetry; from left to right, derived by Lemma 7.3 from the Petrie-dual of the dodecahedron, the dodecahedron itself, the great stellated dodecahedron, and the Petrie-dual of the great stellated dodecahedron.
Regular Polyhedra of Index Two, I
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