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asteroid

 [as´ter-oid]
star-shaped.

as·ter·oid

(as'tĕ-royd),
Resembling a star.
[G. astēr, star, + eidos, resemblance]

asteroid

/as·ter·oid/ (as´ter-oid) star-shaped.

ASTEROID

A Study To Evaluate the Effect of Rosuvastatin on Intravascular Ultrasound-Derived Coronary Atheroma Burden. A trial assessing—with intravascular ultrasound and quantitative coronary angiography—the effect of an intense statin therapy (with rosuvastatin) on regression of coronary atheromas in patients with coronary artery disease.
Conclusion Very low LDL-cholesterol levels (below guidelines), when accompanied by raised HDL-cholesterol, can regress, or partially reverse, plaque buildup in coronary arteries.

asteroid

star-shaped.

asteroid body
1. found in fungal pulmonary lesions. Small remnants of hyphae are surrounded by radiating acidophilic clubs similar to those of the granules of actinomycosis.
2. an irregularly star-shaped inclusion body found in the giant cells in sarcoidosis and other diseases.
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The impact of a 10-kilometer diameter asteriod 65 million years ago wiped out the dinosaurs and 90 percent of the other species on the planet.
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