adjective Date: 1661 having divisions arranged like those of a bird's foot <
digitate leaves
digitately adverb

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  • digitate — dig i*tate, v. t. [LL. digitatus, p. p. of digitare, fr. L. digitus. See {Digit}.] To point out as with the finger. [R.] Robinson (Eudoxa) …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Digitate — Dig i*tate, Digitated Dig i*ta ted, a. [L. digitatus having fingers.] (Bot.) Having several leaflets arranged, like the fingers of the hand, at the extremity of a stem or petiole. Also, in general, characterized by digitation. {Dig i*tate*ly},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • digitate — [dij′i tāt΄] adj. [L digitatus: see DIGIT] 1. having separate fingers or toes 2. like a digit; fingerlike 3. Bot. having fingerlike divisions, as some compound leaves: see LEAF: Also digitated digitately adv. digitation n …   English World dictionary

  • digitate — digitately, adv. /dij i tayt /, adj. 1. Zool. having digits or digitlike processes. 2. Bot. having radiating divisions or leaflets resembling the fingers of a hand. See illus. under palmate. 3. like a digit or finger. Also, digitated. [1655 65; < …   Universalium

  • digitate — adjective a) Having digits, fingers or things shaped like fingers; fingerlike b) Having parts that spread out from a common point; palmate …   Wiktionary

  • digitate — Marked by a number of fingerlike processes or impressions. [L. digitatus, having fingers, fr. digitus, finger] * * * dig·i·tate dij ə .tāt adj having digits * * * dig·i·tate (dijґĭ tāt) having fingerlike processes. Called also dactylate …   Medical dictionary

  • digitate — dig·i·tate || dɪdʒɪteɪt adj. having individual fingers and toes; having formations resembling fingers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • digitate — [ dɪdʒɪtət, eɪt] adjective technical shaped like a spread hand …   English new terms dictionary

  • digitate — dig·i·tate …   English syllables

  • digitate — dig•i•tate [[t]ˈdɪdʒ ɪˌteɪt[/t]] also dig′i•tat ed adj. zool. (of an animal) having digits or digitlike processes • Etymology: 1655–65; < L digitātus. See digit, ate I dig′i•tate ly, adv. dig i•ta′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

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