noun As·tero·phyl·li·tes \ˌastə(ˌ)rōfə̇ˈlītēz\

Definition of Asterophyllites

  1. :  a form genus of fossil plants abundantly represented in the coal measures, having a starlike disposition of the leaves, and considered now to be branches of Calamites

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Origin and Etymology of asterophyllites

New Latin, from aster- + Greek phyllon leaf + New Latin -ites -ite — more at blade

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