Definition of digitate in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdijiˌtāt/


Shaped like a spread hand: digitate leaves a digitate delta
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  • In the Southern Hemisphere a different, more strongly digitate type of Ginkgo leaf persists into the Eocene, but we lack data on its occurrence and do not discuss it further here.
  • When fully grown, its gigantic buttressed trunk, which stretches up to 10 meters in diameter, abruptly ends in the branches that bear digitate leaves.
  • These can be either digitate forms, where the mollusks lived between small stromatolite fingers, or larger, domal stromatolite masses, which created areas where mollusks clustered.


Mid 17th century: from Latin digitatus, from digitus 'finger, toe'.

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Syllabification: dig·i·tate

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