astroid

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adjective

as·​troid
ˈaˌstrȯid
: shaped like a star

astroid

2 of 2

noun

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plural -s
: a hypocycloid of four cusps, the radius of the rolling circle being one fourth that of the fixed circle

Word History

Etymology

Adjective

Greek astroeidēs starlike, from astr- + -oeidēs -oid

Noun

astr- + -oid

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“Astroid.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/astroid. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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