Definitions of aster

  1. any of various chiefly fall-blooming herbs of the genus Aster with showy daisylike flowers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. star-shaped structure formed in the cytoplasm of a cell having fibers like rays that surround the centrosome during mitosis Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. A genus of herbs with compound white or bluish flowers; starwort; Michaelmas daisy. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A plant of the genus Callistephus. Many varieties (called China asters, German asters, etc.) are cultivated for their handsome compound flowers. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A star-shaped figure of achromatic substance found chiefly in cells dividing by mitosis. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. A variety of garden plant of the thistle family, with alternate leaves and ray-flowers. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. One of the two rayed figures formed by the division of the centrosome in the initial stages of mitosis. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  8. Karyokinetic changes in cell-division during fertilization. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  9. A genus of plants with compound flowers, like little stars. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  10. A plant having alternate leaves, and flowers with white, purple, or blue rays and yellow disk. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. A plant with radiated compound flowers. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. An extensive genus of plants whose flowers have a star-like arrangement. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  13. The star-shaped achromatinic structure surrounding the centrosome during mitosis; the starshaped arrangement of the chromosomes during mitosis. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  14. [Greek] The star-shaped achromatinic structure surrounding centrosome during mitosis; star-shaped arrangement of chromosomes during mitosis. na
  15. as't[.e]r, n. a genus of plants of the natural order Compositæ, with showy radiated flowers varying from white to lilac-blue or purple, mostly perennial, flowering in late summer and autumn, hence often called in England Michaelmas or Christmas daisies.--CHINA ASTER, the best-known and most valued of the family, brought from China to France by a missionary in the 18th century. [Gr. ast[=e]r, a star.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  16. [Latin] A star-like figure composed of chromatin, which forms in the process of division of a cell-nucleus. See Diaster and Monaster. na
  17. Genus of plants with showy radiated flowers; China a., flower allied to this. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  18. Star-shaped structure around the centrosome; also, a star shaped group of chromosomes. American pocket medical dictionary.
  19. One of the two figures in the form of rays that result from the division of the centrosome in the initial stages of mitosis. [Gr.] Appleton's medical dictionary.
  20. n. [Greek] A genus of plants with radiated compound flowers; star-wort. Cabinet Dictionary

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