Definitions for palmateˈpæl meɪt, -mɪt, ˈpɑl-, ˈpɑ meɪt
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pal•mateˈpæl meɪt, -mɪt, ˈpɑl-, ˈpɑ meɪt(adj.)
shaped like an open palm or like a hand with the fingers extended, as a leaf or an antler.
having four or more lobes or leaflets radiating from a single point.
Origin of palmate:
1750–60; < L
(of the feet of water birds) having three toes connected by a thin fold of skin
of a leaf shape; having leaflets or lobes radiating from a common point
A salt or ester of ricinoleic acid; a ricinoleate.
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.
Having more than three leaflets arising from a common point, often in the form of a fan.
Having webbed appendage; palmated.
The Palmate Newt is a common Western European amphibian.
Hand-like; shaped like a hand with extended fingers
Origin: From palmatus, by extension (as palma acquired the meaning "palm tree"), "palm-leaf shaped".
a salt of palmic acid; a ricinoleate
alt. of Palmated