palmate definition

  • adjective:
    • Having a shape similar to that of a hand with all the hands extended: palmate antlers; palmate coral.
    • Botany Having three or higher veins, leaflets, or lobes radiating from a single point; digitate: a palmate leaf.
    • Zoology Having webbed toes, whilst the foot of many liquid birds.
    • Having three or even more lobes or veins due to a common point.
    • (leaves) Having significantly more than three leaflets as a result of a standard point, often in the form of a fan.
    • Having webbed appendage; palmated.
    • Hand-like; shaped like a hand with extensive hands
    • getting the model of the hand; resembling a hand with all the hands spread.
    • Spreading from the apex of a petiole, while the divisions of a leaf, or leaflets, to be able to look like the hand with outspread fingers.
    • Having the anterior toes united by an internet, such as most swimming wild birds; webbed. See Illust. (i) under Aves.
    • obtaining the distal part diverse, flat, and more or less split into lobes; -- said of certain corals, antlers, etc.
    • of a leaf form; having leaflets or lobes radiating from a common point
    • (of the feet of water birds) having three-toes connected by a thin fold of epidermis
  • noun:
    • A salt or ester of ricinoleic acid; a ricinoleate.
    • A salt of palmic acid; a ricinoleate.
  • others:
    • Like an open palm; resembling a hand with the fingers extended.
    • Web-footed, as a bird; palmiped; webbed; specifically, of or pertaining to the Palmatæ. Compare semipalmate, totipalmate.
    • In botany, originally, having five lobes, aided by the midribs diverging from a common center; by later on botanists extended to leaves that are lobed or divided so that the sinuses suggest or achieve the apex of the petiole, significantly regardless of how many lobes. See digitate, and cuts under leaf.

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