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cordate

[kawr-deyt]
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adjective
  1. heart-shaped: a cordate shell.
  2. (of leaves) heart-shaped, with the attachment at the notched end.
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Origin of cordate

1645–55; < New Latin cordātus heart-shaped, equivalent to Latin cord- (stem of cor) heart + -ātus -ate1
Related formscor·date·ly, adverbhalf-cor·date, adjectivemul·ti·cor·date, adjective, nounsem·i·cor·date, adjectivesub·cor·date, adjectivesub·cor·date·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for cordate

Historical Examples

  • Heart-shaped or cordate, similar to ovate, but with a notch at the base.

    Trees of the Northern United States

    Austin C. Apgar

  • It has been perpetuated in cordate, not in dactylate characters.

  • The latter are all cordate, while in the normal the upper leaves are auricular.

    The Sea Shore

    William S. Furneaux

  • The leaves are ovate or cordate, deeply and regularly toothed.

    Field and Woodland Plants

    William S. Furneaux

  • The leaves of this plant are stalked, cordate, and irregularly toothed.

    Field and Woodland Plants

    William S. Furneaux


British Dictionary definitions for cordate

cordate

adjective
  1. heart-shapeda cordate leaf; cordate shells
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Derived Formscordately, adverb
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cordate in Medicine

cordate

(kôrdāt′)
adj.
  1. Heart-shaped.
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cordate in Science

cordate

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