Definition of sagittate in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈsadʒɪteɪt/


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.


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

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: sag¦it|tate

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.