Palmate Definition

-mātĭd
adjective
Shaped like a hand with the fingers spread.
Webster's New World
Having three or more veins, leaflets, or lobes radiating from one point; digitate.
A palmate leaf.
American Heritage Medicine
Having webbing that connects the three front toes, as the feet of many waterbirds.
American Heritage Medicine
Synonyms:
palm-shaped
noun

(chemistry) A salt or ester of ricinoleic acid (formerly called palmic acid); a ricinoleate.

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Other Word Forms of Palmate

Noun

Singular:
palmate
Plural:
palmates

Origin of Palmate

  • From Latin palmatus (“hand-shaped"), by extension (as palma acquired the meaning "palm tree"), "palm-leaf shaped".

    From Wiktionary

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