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like the form of a conventionalized figure of a star; star-shaped.
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)
Arranged or shaped like a star; radiating from a center.


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