a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “star.”.
fem. proper name, Spanish, literally “star,” from Latin stella (see star (n.)).
[ih-stel] /ɪˈstɛl/ noun 1. a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “star.”. A Pascal extension for formal specification of computer network protocols. Protocols are described by modules which are communicating NFAs. Modules are arranged in a dynamic hierarchy and communicate at named interaction points. EstPC (ftp:osi.ncsl.nist.gov/pub/osikit/estpc) Compiles Estelle into C. petdingo Translates Estelle […]
[es-te-paw-nah; English es-tuh-poh-nuh] /ˌɛs tɛˈpɔ nɑ; English ˌɛs təˈpoʊ nə/ noun 1. a seaport in S Spain, on the Mediterranean: resort center.
[es-ter] /ˈɛs tər/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a compound produced by the reaction between an acid and an alcohol with the elimination of a molecule of water, as ethyl acetate, C 4 H 8 O 2 , or dimethyl sulfate, C 2 H 6 SO 4 . /ˈɛstə/ noun 1. (chem) any of a class of […]
[es-tuh-reys, -reyz] /ˈɛs təˌreɪs, -ˌreɪz/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. any enzyme that hydrolyzes an into an alcohol and an acid. /ˈɛstəˌreɪs; -ˌreɪz/ noun 1. any of a group of enzymes that hydrolyse esters into alcohols and acids esterase es·ter·ase (ěs’tə-rās’, -rāz’) n. Any of various enzymes that catalyze the hydrolysis of an ester.