[ kawr-deyt ]
/ ˈkɔr deɪt /


heart-shaped: a cordate shell.
(of leaves) heart-shaped, with the attachment at the notched end.

Origin of cordate

1645–55; < New Latin cordātus heart-shaped, equivalent to Latin cord- (stem of cor) heart + -ātus -ate1

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British Dictionary definitions for cordate

/ (ˈkɔːdeɪt) /


heart-shapeda cordate leaf; cordate shells

Derived forms of cordate

cordately, adverb
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Medical definitions for cordate

[ kôrdāt′ ]


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Scientific definitions for cordate

[ kôrdāt′ ]

Having a heart-shaped outline. Often used of leaves, such as those of the morning glory or linden.
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