Definition of sagittate in English:

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sagittate

Pronunciation: /ˈsajəˌtāt/

adjective

Botany & Zoology
Shaped like an arrowhead.
Example sentences
  • Although M. friedrichstahlii Rchb. f. (‘M. lactea’ alliance) also has a strap-like tegula, it has a very distinctive viscidium that is remarkable for its sagittate format and rigid texture.
  • Ediacaran fossils are represented by Charnia, a sagittate fossil reaching up to 0.6 m in length.

Origin

Mid 18th century: from Latin sagitta 'arrow' + -ate2.

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Syllabification: sag·it·tate

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