Definitions for palmateˈpæl meɪt, -mɪt, ˈpɑl-, ˈpɑ meɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

pal•mateˈpæl meɪt, -mɪt, ˈpɑl-, ˈpɑ meɪt(adj.)

also pal′mat•ed

  1. shaped like an open palm or like a hand with the fingers extended, as a leaf or an antler.

  2. web-footed.

    Category: Zoology

  3. having four or more lobes or leaflets radiating from a single point.

    Category: Botany

Origin of palmate:

1750–60; < L

pal•ma′tion(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. palmate(adj)

    (of the feet of water birds) having three toes connected by a thin fold of skin

  2. palmate, palm-shaped(adj)

    of a leaf shape; having leaflets or lobes radiating from a common point

Wiktionary

  1. palmate(Noun)

    A salt or ester of ricinoleic acid; a ricinoleate.

  2. palmate(Adjective)

    Having three or more lobes or veins arising from a common point.

    Although palmate leaves are typical of most Western maples, a number of species have leaves without lobes.

  3. palmate(Adjective)

    Having more than three leaflets arising from a common point, often in the form of a fan.

  4. palmate(Adjective)

    Having webbed appendage; palmated.

    The Palmate Newt is a common Western European amphibian.

  5. palmate(Adjective)

    Hand-like; shaped like a hand with extended fingers

  6. Origin: From palmatus, by extension (as palma acquired the meaning "palm tree"), "palm-leaf shaped".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Palmate(noun)

    a salt of palmic acid; a ricinoleate

  2. Palmate(adj)

    alt. of Palmated

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