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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aster  \As"ter\,  n.  (Biol.) 
  A  star-shaped  figure  of  achromatic  substance  found  chiefly  in 
  cells  dividing  by  mitosis. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Aster  \As"ter\  ([a^]s"t[~e]r),  n.  [L.  aster  aster,  star,  Gr 
  'asth`r  star.  See  {Star}.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  genus  of  herbs  with  compound  white  or  bluish 
  flowers;  starwort;  Michaelmas  daisy. 
 
  2.  (Floriculture)  A  plant  of  the  genus  {Callistephus}.  Many 
  varieties  (called  {China  asters},  {German  asters},  etc.) 
  are  cultivated  for  their  handsome  compound  flowers. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  aster 
  n  1:  any  of  various  chiefly  fall-blooming  herbs  of  the  genus 
  Aster  with  showy  daisylike  flowers 
  2:  star-shaped  structure  formed  in  the  cytoplasm  of  a  cell 
  having  fibers  like  rays  that  surround  the  centrosome 
  during  mitosis 




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