hastate
adj. [L. hasta, spear]
1. Triangular or spear-shaped with the base diverging on each side into an acute lobe.
2. (PORIFERA)
Pertaining to spicules of uniform diameter coming to an abrupt, sharp point.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Hastate — Has tate (h[a^]s t[asl]t), Hastated Has ta*ted (h[=a]s t[asl]*t[e^]d), a. [L. hastatus, fr. hasta spear. Cf. {Gad}, n.] Shaped like the head of a halberd; triangular, with the basal angles or lobes spreading; as, a hastate leaf. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hastate — [has′tāt΄] adj. [L hastatus < hasta, a spear < IE base * g̑hasto a rod, shaft > YARD1] having a triangular shape like a spearhead, as some leaves …   English World dictionary

  • hastate — adjective Etymology: New Latin hastatus, from Latin hasta spear more at yard Date: 1788 1. triangular with sharp basal lobes spreading away from the base of the petiole < hastate leaves > see leaf illustration 2. shaped like a spear or the head… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hastate — spear shaped …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • hastate — hastately, adv. /has tayt/, adj. Bot. (of a leaf) triangular or shaped like an arrow, with two spreading lobes at the base. [1780 90; < L hastatus armed with a spear, equiv. to hast(a) spear + atus ATE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • hastate — adjective /ˈhæsteɪt/ a) Of, or pertaining to a spear. b) Shaped similarly to a halberd, with pointed lobes pointed outward from the base …   Wiktionary

  • hastate — spear shaped Shapes and Resemblance …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hastate — adj. in the shape of an arrowhead; of leaf shape (Botany) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hastate — [ hasteɪt] adjective Botany (of a leaf) having a narrow triangular shape like that of a spearhead. Origin C18: from L. hastatus, from hasta spear …   English new terms dictionary

  • hastate — a.; (also hastated) (Bot.) Spear shaped …   New dictionary of synonyms

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