aster

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as·ter

noun \ˈas-tər\

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

Full Definition of ASTER

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
[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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First Known Use of ASTER

1664

as·ter

noun \ˈas-tər\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of ASTER

: 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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aster

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Any of various chiefly fall-blooming, leafy-stemmed herbaceous plants (Aster and closely related genera) in the Asteraceae family, often with showy flowers. Included among the asters are many perennial wildflowers and hundreds of garden varieties.

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