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Word of the Day 06/07/19 Stellate

Stellate (adjective)
stellate [ stel-it, -eyt ]


adjective
1. like the form of a conventionalized figure of a star; star-shaped.

Often stel·lat·ed [stel-ei-tid] /ˈstɛl ɛɪ tɪd/.

RELATED FORMS
stel·late·ly, adverb

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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jennytork
Jun. 8th, 2019 12:09 am (UTC)
True Story:

An encounter with a jellyfish on the beach in Florida left my oldest daughter with a stellate scar on her left ankle.
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