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 (stĕl′āt′) also stel·lat·ed (-ā′tĭd)
Arranged or shaped like a star; radiating from a center.

[Latin stēllātus, from stēlla, star; see ster- in Indo-European roots.]

stel′late·ly adv.


(ˈstɛlɪt; -eɪt) or


(Biology) resembling a star in shape; radiating from the centre: a stellate arrangement of petals.
[C16: from Latin stellātus starry, from stellāre to stud with stars, from stella a star]
ˈstellately adv


(ˈstɛl ɪt, -eɪt)

also stel′lat•ed,

like the form of a conventionalized figure of a star; star-shaped.
[1490–1500; < Latin stellātus starry =stell(a) star + -ātus -ate1]
stel′late•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.stellate - arranged like rays or radii; radiating from a common center; "radial symmetry"; "a starlike or stellate arrangement of petals"; "many cities show a radial pattern of main highways"
symmetric, symmetrical - having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts


a. estrellado-a, semejante a una estrella.
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