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Palma
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palmate definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: (of the feet of water birds) having three toes connected by a thin fold of skin
2: of a leaf shape; having leaflets or lobes radiating from a common point [syn: palmate, palm-shaped]

Merriam Webster's

also palmated adjective Date: 1661 resembling a hand with the fingers spread: as a. having lobes radiating from a common point <a palmate leaf> see leaf illustration b. having the distal portion broad, flat, and lobed <a palmate antler> palmately adverb palmation noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 shaped like an open hand. 2 having lobes etc. like spread fingers. Etymology: L palmatus (as PALM(2))

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Ricinoleate Ric`in*o"le*ate, n. (Chem.) A salt of ricinoleic acid; -- formerly called palmate.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Palmate Pal"mate, n. (Chem.) A salt of palmic acid; a ricinoleate. [Obsoles.]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Palmate Pal"mate, Palmated Pal"ma*ted, a. [L. palmatus marked with the palm of a hand, from palma the palm of the hand.] 1. Having the shape of the hand; resembling a hand with the fingers spread. 2. (Bot.) Spreading from the apex of a petiole, as the divisions of a leaf, or leaflets, so as to resemble the hand with outspread fingers. --Gray. 3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Having the anterior toes united by a web, as in most swimming birds; webbed. See Illust. (i) under Aves. (b) Having the distal portion broad, flat, and more or less divided into lobes; -- said of certain corals, antlers, etc.



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