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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.
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Origin of cordate

First recorded in 1645–55; from 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 forms of cordate

cordately, adverb
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Medical definitions for cordate

cordate
[ kôrdāt′ ]

adj.
Heart-shaped.
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Scientific 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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