hastate definition

  • adjective:
    • Botany obtaining the model of an arrowhead but with the basal lobes pointing outward at right angles: hastate leaves.
    • Of, or regarding a spear.
    • Shaped much like a halberd, with pointed lobes pointed outward through the base.
    • Shaped such as the mind of a halberd; triangular, with the basal sides or lobes spreading.
    • (of a leaf form) like a spear point, with flaring pointed lobes in the base
  • others:
    • Furnished with a-sharp point or head for thrusting or cutting: stated of a weapon, such as the spear, pike, partizan, or battle-ax.
    • Shaped like the mind of a spear; particularly, in botany, triangular nearly down seriously to the base, after which abruptly widened into two lateral lobes at correct perspectives into the principal axis: said mainly of leaves.
    • Also hastiform.

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