stellate

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin stēllātus (starry), from stēlla (star) +‎ -ātus (-ate, adjectival suffix); equivalent to stella +‎ -ate.

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stellate (not comparable)

  1. Shaped like a star, having points, or rays radiating from a center.
    stellate cells
    stellate flowers
    • 1998, Vincent J. M. Di Maio, Gunshot Wounds: Practical Aspects of Firearms, Ballistics, and Forensic Techniques, second edition, CRC Press, →ISBN, page 92:
      Exit wounds can be stellate, slit-like, crescent, circular, or completely irregular (Figure 4.23).

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Noun[edit]

stellate (plural stellates)

  1. (cytology) Ellipsis of stellate cell.

Verb[edit]

stellate (third-person singular simple present stellates, present participle stellating, simple past and past participle stellated)

  1. (geometry) To extend the edges or planes of a polyhedron to form a new shape.

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Italian[edit]

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stellate

  1. feminine plural of stellato

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Latin[edit]

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stēllāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of stēllātus

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stēllāte

  1. vocative masculine singular of stēllātus