Hastate definition

hăstāt
Having the shape of an arrowhead but with the basal lobes pointing outward at right angles.

Hastate leaves.

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Having a triangular shape like a spearhead, as some leaves.
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Of, or pertaining to a spear.
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(botany, of leaves) Shaped similarly to a halberd, with pointed lobes pointed outward from the base.
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Origin of hastate

  • From Latin hasta spear

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin hastātus (“armed with a spear”), from hasta (“spear”) + -ātus.

    From Wiktionary