Meaning of ASTEROID in English

[as.ter.oid] n [Gk asteroeides starlike, fr. aster-, aster] (1802) 1: any of the small celestial bodies found esp. between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter

2: starfish -- as.ter.oi.dal adj

[2]asteroid adj (1854) 1: resembling a star "~ bodies in sporotrichosis"

2: of or resembling a starfish

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