asterion as·te·ri·on (ās-tēr’ē-ŏn’, -ən)
The junction of the lambdoid, occipitomastoid, and parietomastoid sutures on the skull.
Pausanias represents asterion, whose tomb is said to have been discovered in Lydia, as a son of Anac, and of an enormous size.
A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I. Jacob Bryant
Then in this condition he made her live with asterion the king of the Cretans.
Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica Homer and Hesiod
exhibiting asterism. Historical Examples It is also known as “the star sapphire” and “the asteriated sapphire.” Selections from the Poems and Plays of Robert Browning Robert Browning Cymophane, or chatoyant chrysoberyl, may also be asteriated. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 7 Various Such stones are called star or asteriated sapphires or rubies, and […]
a small starlike symbol (*), used in writing and printing as a reference mark or to indicate omission, doubtful matter, etc. Linguistics. the figure of a star (*) used to mark utterance that would be considered ungrammatical or otherwise unacceptable by native speakers of a language, as in * I enjoy to ski. Historical Linguistics. […]
Astronomy. a group of stars. a constellation. Mineralogy. a property of some crystallized minerals of showing a starlike luminous figure in transmitted light or, in a cabochon-cut stone, by reflected light. three asterisks ( or ) printed to draw attention to a passage it precedes. Historical Examples The stars γ and β are pointer stars […]
asterix spelling Do you mean “asterisk” (the star-shaped character), or Asterix the Gaul (http://webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=asterixwebring&index), the popular French cartoon by Goscinny and Uderzo? (2000-07-26) Contemporary Examples In 2008, she appeared alongside Gerard Dépardieu in the film asterix at the Olympic Games. The Model Who Loved Gaddafi’s Son Isabel Wilkinson November 2, 2011 Historical Examples Even the […]