an echinoderm of the class , comprising the starfishes.
belonging or pertaining to the .
a Trojan ally slain by Achilles.
noun in astronomy, the study of the oscillations of the stars, cf. helioseismology Examples Asteroseismology is a promising new technique for measuring the fundamental parameters in stars.
lack or loss of strength; weakness. Historical Examples In that disease the vast majority of cases die by asthenia, or else by sudden failure of the heart. Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why Martha M. Allen Attacks of syncope appear, and in fatal cases—which are not common—death results from asthenia. A System […]
of, relating to, or characterized by ; weak. (of a physical type) having a slight build or slender body structure. Compare (def 5), (def 1). a person of the asthenic type. Historical Examples By the asthenic and emaciated general condition and the peculiar puffy, spongy state of the gums. Essentials of Diseases of the Skin […]
noun a fear of weakness Word Origin Greek a- ‘without’ + thenos ‘strength’