adjective aste·lic \(ˈ)ā¦stēlik\

Definition of astelic

  1. :  lacking a stele or having the cylindrical arrangement of the vascular bundles discontinuous or disrupted


\ˈāˌstēlē\ noun, plural


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Origin and Etymology of astelic

2a- + -stelic

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a trip made at another's expense

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