Share this entry

Share this page

peltate

Syllabification: pel·tate
Pronunciation: /ˈpeltāt
 
/

Definition of peltate in English:

adjective

chiefly Botany
1Shield-shaped.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Definition of peltate 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 ads and access premium resources

Word of the day jaunt
Pronunciation: jônt
noun
a short excursion or journey for pleasure