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[pel-teyt] /ˈpɛl teɪt/
adjective, Botany.
having the stalk or support attached to the lower surface at a distance from the margin, as a leaf; shield-shaped.
Origin of peltate
1745-55; < Latin peltātus, equivalent to pelt(a) small shield (< Greek péltē) + ātus -ate1
Related forms
peltately, adverb
peltation, noun
subpeltate, adjective
subpeltately, adverb Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for peltation


(of leaves) having the stalk attached to the centre of the lower surface
Derived Forms
peltately, adverb
peltation, noun
Word Origin
C18: from Latin peltātus equipped with a pelta, a small shield; see peltast
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peltation in Medicine

peltation pel·ta·tion (pěl-tā'shən)
Protection provided by inoculation with an antiserum or a vaccine.

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