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Definition of "stellate" [stel•late]

  • Arranged or shaped like a star; radiating from a center. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stellate" in a sentence
  • "* Unusual pattern ( "stellate" or star-like) in iris of the eye"
  • "Most of the fibrogenic cells in the liver are a-smooth muscle actin-expressing myofibroblasts and most are derived from the transdifferentiation of hepatic stellate cells."
  • "And now it looks as if they just might have found an answer, something called a "stellate ganglion block," which involves injecting a small amount of local anaesthetic into a complex of nerves located in the neck."