Definition of peltate in English:

peltate

Syllabification: pel·tate
Pronunciation: /ˈpelˌtāt
 
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adjective

chiefly Botany
1Shield-shaped.
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  • Druses were common throughout the mesophyll tissues, and peltate, glandular trichomes were present on both epidermises.
  • Reports indicate that, within the family, different species can have both peltate and capitate trichomes, peltate or capitate only or, more rarely, neither.
  • The density of peltate glandular trichomes on the abaxial surface of a fully developed leaf is typically about 1600 per cm.
1.1(Of a leaf) more or less circular, with the stalk attached at a point on the underside.
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  • The glandular trichomes of birch leaves belong to the peltate type and consisted of cortical and medullar cells, tightly covered by cuticle, which had no ruptures in young trichomes.

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