Share this entry

Share this page

sagittate

Line breaks: sag¦it|tate
Pronunciation: /ˈsadʒɪteɪt
 
/

Definition of sagittate in English:

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.

Definition of sagittate in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

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

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something