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(star),
Any stellate or star-shaped structure.
See also: aster, astrosphere, stella, stellula.
[A.S. steorra]

STAR

Abbreviation for:
Scandinavian Total Ankle Replacement
Short-Term Assessment and Rehabilitation team 
signal transduction and activation of RNA
Special Targeted, Abbreviated Review
Specialty Training and Advanced Research
staged abdominal repair
Staphylokinase Recombinant Trial
Start Talking About Recovery
steroidogenic acute regulatory protein 
Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene
Systems Test for Alternative Reimbursement

STAR

Oncology A 5-yr clinical study–Study of Tamoxifen And Raloxifene–to determine whether raloxifene helps prevent breast CA in ♀ and whether it has any benefits over tamoxifen–Nolvadex. See MORE, Raloxifene, Tamoxifen.

star

(stahr)
Any stellate structure.
See also: aster, astrosphere, stella, stellula
[A.S. steorra]

STAR,

n an acronym used in osteopathic medicine that represents “sensitivity,” “tissue texture change,” “asymmetry,” and “range of motion reduced.” STAR prompts practitioners to remember the indications of somatic dysfunction, including those associated with myofascial trigger points.

STAR

see cornell STAR accelerated lambing system.

star

a color marking in a horse's coat consisting of a white spot in the center of the forehead; just a few white hairs is sometimes called a flame.
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wondrous knowledge that our sight will never reach the fixed stars, does
He quips that according to Copernican ideas, the Sun that the Bible calls "the giant" and "the admirable instrument" is reduced to "the pygmy" and "the contemptible little tool" on account of the Fixed stars.
It is fashionable to find the distance of even the nearest fixed stars inconceivable, and to make no attempt to grapple with the number of atoms in one's thumbnail.
But they deny multiplicity to the mover of the [universe as a] whole (muharrik al-kull), although they affirm plurality to the separate movers as well as the non-separate movers for each one of the spheres, thereby making the first of these specific movers responsible for moving the first sphere--namely, that of the fixed stars, according to those before Ptolemy, or the outermost, all-embracing one that contains no star, followed by those which move the succeeding spheres, according to either opinion, and so on.
Because it is moving rapidly against the fixed stars, it should be easily identified when viewed with a telescope.
Tom Phipps rephrased Mach, "When the railway jerks, it is the fixed stars that throw you down.
In antiquity, mythical zodiac figures were familiar in many cultures as entirely imaginary configurations of fixed stars, thought to be permanently connected visual features of the eternal sidereal macro-cosmos--think of star maps and the lines connecting certain prominent dots.
Astrology determines the character and tendencies of the individual souls in the heavens; in fact, where there is no planet (as in the Fixed Stars and Primum Mobile), Dante meets no souls individualized by character traits.
Drawing heavily upon the Mutakallimun, especially Alghazali, Maimonides argued that the celestial bodies have characteristics for which there is no necessary cause, such as the number and size of the celestial spheres, the direction in which they revolve, or the distribution of the fixed stars.
In Part I of this volume, Naisbitt presents 11 "mindsets" or principles about the future that he says can act like fixed stars in our heads.
As a Copernican, Kepler upheld the vast distance between Saturn and the fixed stars in order to establish that SN 1604 could not have been born as an effect of that planetary meeting.