astroid
Star-shaped. [G. astroeides, fr. astron, star, + eidos, resemblance]

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  • astroid — I. ˈaˌstrȯid adjective Etymology: Greek astroeidēs starlike, from astr + oeidēs oid : shaped like a star II. noun ( s) Etymology: astr + oid : a hypocycloid of four cusps, the radius of the …   Useful english dictionary

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