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stellate

Line breaks: stel|late
Pronunciation: /ˈstɛleɪt
 
, -lət/

Definition of stellate in English:

adjective

technical
Arranged in a radiating pattern like that of a star: stellate cells a stellate pattern of strands
More example sentences
  • It is composed of 3 components: fibrous septa, mature fat, and small, primitive stellate and spindle-shaped cells.
  • Additionally, there are no central epithelial cells resembling stellate reticulum.
  • The corresponding tissue biopsies showed proliferation of pleomorphic, round to oval, and stellate cells infiltrating the bladder wall and covered by intact urothelium.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin stellatus, from stella 'star'.

Derivatives

stellated

1
adjective
Example sentences
  • The other four were not known to the Greeks, and are sometimes known as the stellated regular polyhedra.
  • The small stellated dodecahedron is simply 12 stars, called pentagrams, intersected in a special way.
  • More precisely stellated polyhedron faces are formed by interpenetrated stellated polygons (polygrams).

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