astro & aster



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ROOT-WORDS are ASTER & ASTRO which come from the Greek astron which means STAR. This is an important one in our times, as no one is more in the public eye than the ASTROnaut.


1. Asterisk : ASTER isk (as’ te risk) n.

A tiny star; used in printing to note something special


2. Asteroid : ASTER oid (as’ te roid) adj.

Like a star; resembling a star


3. Asterozoa : ASTER ozoa (as ter o zo’ a) n.

The starfish family


4. Astrology : ASTRO logy (strol’ o jee) n.

A study of the stars as having influence on human destiny


5. Astrologer : ASTRO loger (a strol’ o jer) n.

One who practices astrology


6. Astrological : ASTRO logical (as tro loj’ i k’l) adj.

Relating to astrology


7. Astronomy : ASTRO nomy (a stron’ o mer) n.

Science of the heavenly bodies


8. Astronomer : ASTRO nomer (a stron’ o mer) n.

One versed in astronomy


9. Astronomical : ASTRO phil (as’ tro fil) n.

One interested in star lore; an amateur astronomer


10. Astrophil : ASTRO phil (as’ tro fil) n.

One interested in star lore; an amateur astronomer



11. Astrophysics : ASTRO physics (as tro fiz’ iks) n.

Astronomy and physics combined to understand the heavens


12. Astronaut : ASTRO naut (as’ tro naut) n.

A space traveler


13. Astronautics : ASTRO nautics (as tro naut’ iks) n.

The science of creating spaceworthy vehicles


14. Astrosphere : ASTRO sphere (as’ tro sfer) n.

The sphere of the stars


15. Astrograph : ASTRO graph (as’ tro graf) n.

A photographic telescope


16. Astrography : ASTRO graphy (as trog’ ra fi) n.

Description and mapping our solar systems


17. Astrometry : ASTRO metry (as trom’ e tri) n.

The measuring of the heavenly bodies


18. Astrometer : ASTRO meter (as trom’ e ter) n.

Instrument for measuring heavenly bodies


19. Astrolabe : ASTRO labe (as’ tro labe) n.

An instrument to observe the positions of the heavenly bodies


20. Astrotheology : ASTRO theology (as tro the ol’ o ji) n.

A theology based upon the observation of the heavens

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