Astrea


Also found in: Acronyms, Wikipedia.

Astrea

[′as·trē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A genus of mollusks in the class Gastropoda.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
Astrea allows consumers to obtain filtered drinking water at a much lower cost per litre than bottled water, whilst avoiding the negative environmental impact of plastic water bottle usage.
"I've always joked that Astrea surely is a woman because she doesn't get credit for any of her work," said Alotta.
(67) Entre los tripulantes que transportaron biombos tenemos: El alferez del Buen Consejo, Fernando Angulo; el teniente de la fragata Venus, Luis Ramirez de Arellano; el capitan del Buen Consejo, Juan de Casens; el contador de la Venus, Joseph Garcia Armenteros; el teniente de la Astrea, Andres de Viana; y el cirujano de la Juno, Carlos Armeller.
Similarly concerned with the recuperation of historical female characters in literature, Stefania Arcara (University of Catania, Italy) analysed the interest of female Modernist authors in tracing a genealogy of women, starting with Vita Sackville-West's canonization of Aphra Behn in the biography The Incomparable Astrea (1927).
So, this was Aphra Behn, the novelist, poet, and dramatist whom London called the Incomparable Astrea, after the divine star maiden of classical Greek religion.
Jordan Astrea is a pampered lady of the nobility in this alternate history of 19th-century Philadelphia.