palmate
also palmated adjective Date: 1661 resembling a hand with the fingers spread: as a. having lobes radiating from a common point <
a palmate leaf
>
— see leaf illustration b. having the distal portion broad, flat, and lobed <
a palmate antler
>
palmately adverbpalmation noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Palmate — Pal mate, n. (Chem.) A salt of palmic acid; a ricinoleate. [Obsoles.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Palmate — Pal mate, Palmated Pal ma*ted, a. [L. palmatus marked with the palm of a hand, from palma the palm of the hand.] [1913 Webster] 1. Having the shape of the hand; resembling a hand with the fingers spread. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) Spreading from… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palmate — ► ADJECTIVE chiefly Botany & Zoology ▪ shaped like an open hand with a number of lobes resembling fingers …   English terms dictionary

  • palmate — [pal′māt΄, pä′māt΄] adj. [L palmatus < palma,PALM2] shaped like a hand with the fingers spread; specif., a) Bot. having veins, leaflets, or lobes radiating from a common center (said of some leaves): see LEAF b) Zool. web footed, as many water …   English World dictionary

  • palmate — bi·palmate; palmate; semi·palmate; to·ti·palmate; palmate·ly; …   English syllables

  • palmate — 1. adjective a) 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. b) Having more than three leaflets arising from a common… …   Wiktionary

  • palmate — Ricinoleate Ric in*o le*ate, n. (Chem.) A salt of ricinoleic acid; formerly called {palmate}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palmate — shaped like a hand or palm …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • palmate — adj. [L. palma, hand] 1. Digitate; parts arising from a common center; flat and wide with projections like fingers, as certain corals. 2. (PORIFERA) Megasclere with chela having sheetlike or winglike elaborations …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • palmate — palmately, adv. /pal mayt, mit, pahl , pah mayt/, adj. 1. shaped like an open palm or like a hand with the fingers extended, as a leaf or an antler. 2. Bot. having four or more lobes or leaflets radiating from a single point. 3. Zool. web footed …   Universalium

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