stel·​late | \ ˈste-ˌlāt How to pronounce stellate (audio) \

Definition of stellate

: resembling a star (as in shape)

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Recent Examples on the Web Results from a new clinical trial of active-duty service members have shown that an injection in the neck called stellate ganglion block, or SGB, is an effective treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder. Heather Abbott, CBS News, "New Army-funded research shows promise for PTSD treatment featured on 60 Minutes," 6 Nov. 2019 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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“Stellate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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stel·​late | \ ˈste-ˌlāt How to pronounce stellate (audio) \

Medical Definition of stellate

: shaped like a star a stellate ulcer
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