Peltate
Peltate Pel"tate, Peltated Pel"ta*ted, a. [Cf. F. pelt['e]. See {Pelta}.] Shield-shaped; scutiform; (Bot.) having the stem or support attached to the lower surface, instead of at the base or margin; -- said of a leaf or other organ. -- {Pel"tate*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • peltate — [pel′tāt΄] adj. [< L pelta (< Gr peltē: see PELTAST) + ATE1] Bot. shield shaped; specif., having the stalk attached to the lower surface within the margin: said of a leaf: see LEAF peltately adv …   English World dictionary

  • peltate — adjective Etymology: Latin pelta small shield, from Greek peltē Date: circa 1760 shaped like a shield; specifically having the stem or support attached to the lower surface instead of at the base or margin < peltate leaves > see leaf illustration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • peltate — adj. [Gr. pelte, shield] Shield shaped; escutcheon. peltation n …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • peltate — peltately, adv. peltation, n. /pel tayt/, adj. Bot. having the stalk or support attached to the lower surface at a distance from the margin, as a leaf; shield shaped. [1745 55; < L peltatus, equiv. to pelt(a) small shield ( < Gk pélte) + atus… …   Universalium

  • peltate — adjective Having the petiole attached to the lower surface instead of the margin. See Also: perfoliate …   Wiktionary

  • peltate — pel·tate (pelґtāt) [L. pelta; Gr. peltē shield] scutiform …   Medical dictionary

  • peltate — [ pɛlteɪt] adjective chiefly Botany shield shaped; more or less circular with a stalk underneath …   English new terms dictionary

  • peltate — a.; (also peltated) (Bot.) Shield shaped …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • peltate —   With a stalk positioned centrally on the surface of a lamina or sporophyll, e.g. most cycad bullae …   Expanded glossary of Cycad terms

  • peltate — pel·tate …   English syllables

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