Aster meaning

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Any of various plants of the genus Aster or closely related genera in the composite family, having radiate flower heads with white, pink, or violet rays and usually a yellow disk.
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The China aster.
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A star-shaped structure formed in the cytoplasm of an animal cell during mitosis, having raylike microtubules that surround the centrosome.
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Any of a large genus (Aster) of plants of the composite family, with purplish, blue, pink, or white daisylike flowers.
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A structure shaped like a star, formed during mitosis around the centrosome in the cytoplasm of a cell: not formed in seed plant cells.
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Star or starlike structure.

Diaster.

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A (specified) person or thing that is inferior or not genuine.

Poetaster.

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A star-shaped structure formed in the cytoplasm of an animal cell during mitosis, having raylike microtubules that surround the centrosome.
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Any of several plants of the genus Aster; one of its flowers.
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(biology) A star-shaped structure formed during the mitosis of a cell.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Asteraceae — the asters.
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Origin of aster

  • < Gr astēr, star

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • L dim. suffix

    From Webster's New World College Dictionary, 5th Edition

  • Latin astēr a type of plant from Greek star, type of daisy ster-3 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin aster (“star”) because of the shape of its flowers, from Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astēr, “star”), named by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Latin aster, from Ancient Greek ἀστήρ (astēr).

    From Wiktionary