Definition of digitation in English:

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digitation

Pronunciation: /ˌdijiˈtāSHən/

noun

Zoology & Botany
A fingerlike protuberance or division.
Example sentences
  • The most advanced is suppressed as a synonym of Perrinites, based on the general features of conch form and suture, especially the digitation of the prongs and median saddle of the primary ventral lobe.
  • Occasionally, a digitation of bone from the calcaneus to the Achilles tendon is radiographically evident and is associated with retrocalcaneal bursitis.
  • The axons from the fifth cervical nerve supply the first digitation and the sixth and seventh supply the remainder of the muscle mass.

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Syllabification: dig·i·ta·tion

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