stellate [ stel-it, -eyt ]
1. like the form of a conventionalized figure of a star; star-shaped.
Often stel·lat·ed [stel-ei-tid] /ˈstɛl ɛɪ tɪd/.
Origin: 1490–1500; < Latin stellātus starry, equivalent to stell(a) star + -ātus -ate
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STELLATE
I never saw a case of stellate fracture, and by this my experience in the case of the ilium was confirmed.
SURGICAL EXPERIENCES IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1900|GEORGE HENRY MAKINS
These spicules are of very varied though regular shape, but ordinarily assume a rod-like needle shape or else a stellate form.
SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN SUPPLEMENT, NO. 601, JULY 9, 1887|VARIOUS
In Panicum Crus-galli three or four bundles are met with amidst the stellate cells.
A HANDBOOK OF SOME SOUTH INDIAN GRASSES|RAI BAHADUR K. RANGA ACHARIYAR
Certain of the stellate nuclei exhibit two centres instead of one, and in some cases, like that represented on Pl.
THE WORKS OF FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR, VOLUME 1|FRANCIS MAITLAND BALFOUR
(a) Naked or with minute stellate ossifications as in the Polyodontidae.
THE VERTEBRATE SKELETON|SIDNEY H. REYNOLDS
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