Definition of obovate in English:

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obovate

Pronunciation: /äˈbōˌvāt/

adjective

Botany
(Of a leaf) ovate with the narrower end at the base.
Example sentences
  • Juvenile plants and regrowth stems usually have obovate leaves, but these are soon deciduous and rarely appear on older stems.
  • Seed number, size, and fruit shape all can vary on a single plant, with the smaller, more obovate fruits generally having fewer and smaller seeds.
  • Most of the species studied have a pollinarium composed by four superimposed, obovate to rotund, unequal (two larger, two smaller) pollinia.

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Syllabification: ob·o·vate

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