Palmate meaning

-mātĭd
Having a shape similar to that of a hand with the fingers extended.

Palmate antlers; palmate coral.

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Having three or more veins, leaflets, or lobes radiating from one point; digitate.

A palmate leaf.

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Having webbing that connects the three front toes, as the feet of many waterbirds.
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Shaped like a hand with the fingers spread.
  • Having veins, leaflets, or lobes radiating from a common center (said of some leaves).
  • Web-footed, as many water birds.
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Having a shape similar to that of a hand with the fingers extended.

Palmate antlers; palmate coral.

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Having three or more veins, leaflets, or lobes radiating from one point; digitate.

A palmate leaf.

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Having webbing that connects the three front toes, as the feet of many waterbirds.
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Having a shape similar to that of a hand with the fingers extended. Some kinds of coral and the antlers of moose and certain deer are palmate.
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Having three or more veins, leaflets, or lobes radiating from one point. Maples have palmately lobed leaves.
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Having webbed toes. The feet of many swimming and diving birds are palmate.
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(chiefly botany) 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.

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(botany) (leaves) Having more than three leaflets arising from a common point, often in the form of a fan.
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(rare) Having webbed appendage; palmated.

The Palmate Newt is a common Western European amphibian.

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(rare) Hand-like; shaped like a hand with extended fingers.
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(chemistry) A salt or ester of ricinoleic acid (formerly called palmic acid); a ricinoleate.
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Origin of palmate

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

    From Wiktionary