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stella (plural stellae)

  1. (botany) A star-shaped structure.
    • 1939 June, Reed C. Rollins, “Studies in the Genus Lesquerella”, in American Journal of Botany, volume 26, number 6:
      Plants of this collection are several decimeters taller; the pedicels are more remote in the inforescence; the stellae are larger and form a less dense cover on plant parts, and the siliques are slightly larger than in the usual form of the species.
    • 1997 July, Maria de Fátima Agra & Michael Nee, “A new species of Solanum subgenus Leptostemonum (Solanaceae) from northeastern Brazil”, in Brittonia, volume 49, number 3:
      Stems and young branches terete, viscid, densely ferruginous-tomentose with sessile to short-stalked pauciradiate stellae bearing greatly prolonged 4-6-celled midpoints, these 0.1-0.2 cm long, gland-tipped, strongly armed with ferruginous laterally compressed prickles, these broad-based and sparsely glandular in the basal quarter.
    • 2008 December, Fang Chen & XiPing Dong, “The internal structure of Early Cambrian fossil embryo Olivooides revealed in the light of synchrotron X-ray tomographic microscopy”, in Chinese Science Bulletin, volume 53, number 24:
      The morphological and statistic analyses are also given to the stellae structure of Olivooides and Punctatus, which indicates that this structure is a result of adaptive evolu- tion to a lifestyle of fast-attaching after hatching, probably with the function of mucilage secretion.

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InterlinguaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin stella, from Proto-Italic *stērolā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

NounEdit

stella (plural stellas)

  1. star

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin stēlla, from Proto-Italic *stērolā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈstel.la/, [ˈs̪t̪el̺.l̺a]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: stél‧la

NounEdit

stella f (plural stelle)

  1. a star
    • c. 1226, Francis of Assisi, Cantico delle creature [Canticle of the Creatures]‎[1], printed by the Biblioteca del Sacro Convento di San Francesco, page 2:
      Laudato ſi mi ſignore ᵱ ſora luna e le ſtelle, in celu lai foꝛmate clarite ⁊ p̃tioſe ⁊ belle.
      Praised be you, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars; in heaven you have made them clear and precious and beautiful.
  2. (heraldry) star, mullet

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *stērolā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

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stēlla f (genitive stēllae); first declension

  1. star
    Synonyms: astēr, astrum, sīdus
  2. planet

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First declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative stēlla stēllae
Genitive stēllae stēllārum
Dative stēllae stēllīs
Accusative stēllam stēllās
Ablative stēllā stēllīs
Vocative stēlla stēllae

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Old OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin stella, from Proto-Italic *stērolā, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂stḗr.

NounEdit

stella f (oblique plural stellas, nominative singular stella, nominative plural stellas)

  1. star

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