belonging to the Asterasceae, an alternative name for the plant family Compositae.

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    the inability to determine the shape of an object by touching or feeling it. noun inability to recognize objects by touch astereognosis a·ster·e·og·no·sis (ə-stěr’ē-ŏg-nō’sĭs, -stēr’-) n. The inability to determine the form of an object by touch.

  • Asterion

    asterion asterion as·te·ri·on (ās-tēr’ē-ŏn’, -ən) n. The junction of the lambdoid, occipitomastoid, and parietomastoid sutures on the skull. Historical Examples 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 […]

  • Asteriated

    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 […]

  • Asterisk

    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. […]

  • Asterism

    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 […]

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