starlike

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star +‎ -like

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starlike ‎(comparative more starlike, superlative most starlike)

  1. Resembling a star, especially in shape.
    • 2007 September 16, Lawrence K. Altman, “4 Winners of Lasker Medical Prize”[1], New York Times:
      For example, long projections emerged from the cells and floated before they retracted, creating a starlike pattern.
  2. Resembling or characteristic of a celebrity or leading actor.
  3. (geometry) Convex; having the property that any line segment joining any mapped point to a specified point in the domain lies entirely in the domain.
    the growth theorem for holomorphic starlike mappings

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