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aster

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noun as·ter \ˈas-tər\

Simple Definition of aster

  • : a type of plant that is grown in gardens for its colorful flowers

Full Definition of aster

  1. 1 [New Latin, from Latin, aster, from Greek aster-, astēr star, aster — more at star] a :  any of various chiefly fall-blooming leafy-stemmed composite herbs (Aster and closely related genera) with often showy heads containing disk flowers or both disk and ray flowers b :  china aster

  2. 2 [New Latin, from Greek aster-, astēr] :  a system of microtubules arranged radially about a centriole at either end of the mitotic or meiotic spindle

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1664

First Known Use of aster

1664


-aster

noun suffix as·ter

Definition of -aster

  1. :  one that is inferior or not genuine <criticaster>



Origin of -aster

Middle English, from Latin, suffix denoting partial resemblance


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aster

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noun as·ter \ˈas-tər\

Medical Definition of aster

  1. :  a system of gelated cytoplasmic rays arranged radially about a centriole at either end of the mitotic or meiotic spindle—called also cytaster



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