stel·​late | \ ˈste-ˌlāt \

Definition of stellate 

: resembling a star (as in shape)

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The U.S. Army is researching an anesthetic injection​ called a stellate ganglion block ​that could relieve symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, "Can a Single Injection Conquer PTSD? The Army Wants to Find Out," 12 June 2017

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First Known Use of stellate

1661, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for stellate

Latin stella

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stel·​late | \ ˈste-ˌlāt \

Medical Definition of stellate 

: shaped like a star a stellate ulcer

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