Definition of stellate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈstelət/
Pronunciation: /ˈsteˌlāt/


Arranged in a radiating pattern like that of a star.
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.



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).


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

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Syllabification: stel·late

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