cordate

[ kawr-deyt ]
/ ˈkɔr deɪt /
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adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. cord cutter,
  2. cord foot,
  3. cord grass,
  4. cord of tympanum,
  5. cordage,
  6. cordate pelvis,
  7. cordately,
  8. corday,
  9. corday d'armont,
  10. corday, charlotte

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

cordate

/ (ˈkɔːdeɪt) /

adjective

heart-shapeda cordate leaf; cordate shells
Derived Formscordately, adverb

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Medicine definitions for cordate

cordate

[ kôrdāt′ ]

adj.

Heart-shaped.

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Science definitions for cordate

cordate

[ kôrdāt′ ]

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