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star

(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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I stumble in a starless night And find it hard to remember what is light.
Dancing with Aunt Janey" is one of the many poems where jazz becomes the canvas upon which the poet paints a portrait of his early life, where people are forces of nature: "Aunt Janey, in a tight black dress on New Years Day, / was doing the shimmy and dancing / the black bottom / as her enormous buttocks whipped about / like the black and starless night sky / in late, windblown March.
Like many of al-Jawahiri's poems, this one has a few prophetic lines: "I see a horizon lit with blood/And many a starless night/A generation comes and another goes/And the fire keeps burning.
P aolo and Francesca, who in his version 'steer/so lightly by the starless wind, they seem/a ghostly gondola and gondolier' are not so described by Dante, but the beautiful image conveys the sad monotony of the lovers' fate.
It's lik e driving an unlit road on a starless night -- if there are no signs declaring "dead-end" or "bridge out," one expects the journey will have a safe conclusion.
But many are--and the silent, starless night, with the sterile shades drawn, can go long.
It was dark, darker than the starless black sky, darker than anything I'd imagined.
As in Dante's time, sighs, lamentations and loud wailings have resounded through the starless air, or at least in numerous online discussion lists, in reaction to these latest developments.
The flashing lights on land are the only glitter on a starless night.
In her dreams Rudolph's nose wouldn't shine and the reindeer struggled through a murky, starless sky.
The future we face is as bleak as a starless sky, a tideless sea.
The color forecast to the Millennium's end includes Bay Fog, a complex neutral with gray, blue, and purple; Salsa Lito, an opulent browned red; Spa, a water-influence blue; and Squid Ink, a serene gray-influenced blue reminiscent of a starless midnight sky.