Definition for AS-TE'RI-AS, or AS'TER

AS-TE'RI-AS, or AS'TER, n. [Gr. αςηρ, a star.]

Stella marina, sea-star, or star-fish, a genus of the order of Mollusca. It has a depressed body with a coriaceous coat; is composed of five or more segments running out from a central part, and furnished with numerous tentacles, with a mouth below, in the center. There are many species. – Encyc.

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