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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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Then, v, [sigma]([alpha]) and [sigma]([beta]) form an asteroidal triple in G.
Not until years after Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and the repeated irradiation of New Mexico and Kazakhstan were the physics of massive explosions properly understood, and the strangely craterless Tunguska site was subsequently adduced to have been caused by an asteroidal airburst, an event more common than one might suspect.
Asteroidal titanium, copper, and other metals might be used as construction materials for satellites or space stations; even ordinary rock could prove valuable, as a radiation shield for spacecraft.
Several of my family went along on such an archaeological tour for a couple of weeks into Yucatan a few years ago, well before the time that the archeo-astronomers discovered that the ancient Chicxulub Crater on this peninsula appeared to be the site of an asteroidal impact which decimated the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago.
In November 2005, the probe landed on the asteroid and collected samples in the form of tiny grains of asteroidal material, which were finally returned to earth five years later in June 2010.
To date, the only known mini-moon was the small asteroid 2006 RH120 Likely only 3 to 7 meters cross, this asteroidal fragment was discovered on September 14, 2006, with the Catalina Sky Survey's 0.
Objective: Platinum group element (PGE) abundances & 187Os-isotope compositions determined for magmas of Earth, the Moon, Mars, & asteroidal bodies place important constraints on planetary evolution but these data, & current analytical approaches, have largely focused on whole-rock analyses.
An apparently asteroidal object discovered by LINEAR on Jan 15 and posted on the NEOCP was found to have cometary appearance on CCD images taken by P.
Those results set the age boundary for the oldest terrains on Mercury to be contemporary with the so-called Late Heavy Bombardment (LHB), a period of intense asteroid and comet impacts recorded in lunar and asteroidal rocks and by the numerous craters on the Moon, Earth, and Mars, as well as Mercury.
An asteroidal triple is a set of three pairwise non-adjacent vertices such that there is a path between any pair of them avoiding the neighbors of the third.
For the first time, they used radar to discern asteroidal features as small as 7.