the radial outflow of ionized gas from a star.
The flow of plasma (extremely hot gas composed of ions) ejected from the surface of a star into space. The Sun’s solar wind is a stellar wind.
adjective 1. like the form of a conventionalized figure of a star; star-shaped. adjective 1. resembling a star in shape; radiating from the centre: a stellate arrangement of petals stellate stel·late (stěl’āt’) or stel·lat·ed (-ā’tĭd) adj. Arranged or shaped like a star; radiating from a center.
- Stellate abscess
stellate abscess n. A star-shaped necrosis surrounded by epithelioid cells, as in swollen inguinal lymph nodes in lymphogranuloma venereum.
- Stellate block
stellate block n. Injection of local anesthetic solution in the vicinity of the stellate ganglion.
- Stellate cell
stellate cell n. A star-shaped cell, such as an astrocyte or Kupffer cell, that has many filaments extending radially.