Aster

Definition of Aster

As´ter   Pronunciation: ăs´tẽr
n.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.
3.(Biol.) A star-shaped figure of achromatic substance found chiefly in cells dividing by mitosis.

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annual salt-marsh aster, aromatic aster, arrow leaved aster, Aster acuminatus, Aster arenosus, Aster dumosus, Aster ericoides, Aster falcatus, Aster linarifolius, Aster linosyris, Aster novae-angliae, Aster novi-belgii, Aster ptarmicoides, Aster shortii, Aster tripolium, Aster turbinellis, azure aster, bog aster, bushy aster, calico aster, crooked-stemmed aster, Eastern silvery aster, flat-topped white aster, flower, genus Aster, goldilocks, goldilocks aster, heath aster, late purple aster, Linosyris vulgaris, Michaelmas daisy, New England aster, New York aster, panicled aster, perennial salt marsh aster, prairie aster, purple-stemmed aster, rough-leaved aster, rush aster, Schreiber's aster, sea aster, sea starwort, Short's aster, small white aster, smooth aster, southern aster, starved aster, stiff aster, tradescant's aster, upland white aster, wavy-leaved aster, Western silvery aster, white prairie aster, whorled aster, willow aster, wood aster
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