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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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Brownlee and Bradley report that one IDP from the NASA sampling contains tochnilinite, a mineral that appears only in a specific class of meteorites, suggesting a common asteroidal source for the IDP and these meteorites.
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Using predictions produced by the European Asteroidal Occultation Network and circulated by Andrew Elliott, amateurs are now using highly sensitive video cameras to record occultations.
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Throughout the 1970s the Minor Planet Center, also based in Cambridge, was handling an ever-increasing volume of measurements of asteroidal positions and computing their orbits.
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