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digitate

[ dij-i-teyt ]
/ ˈdɪdʒ ɪˌteɪt /
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adjective
Zoology. having digits or digitlike processes.
Botany. having radiating divisions or leaflets resembling the fingers of a hand.
like a digit or finger.
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Also dig·i·tat·ed [dij-i-tey-tid] /ˈdɪdʒ ɪˌteɪ tɪd/ .

Origin of digitate

Fisrt recorded in 1655–65; from Latin digitātus; see digit, -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM digitate

dig·i·tate·ly, adverbmul·ti·dig·i·tate, adjectiveun·dig·i·tat·ed, adjective
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How to use digitate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for digitate

digitate

digitated

/ (ˈdɪdʒɪˌteɪt) /

adjective
(of compound leaves) having the leaflets in the form of a spread hand
(of animals) having digits or corresponding parts

Derived forms of digitate

digitately, adverbdigitation, noun
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Medical definitions for digitate

digitate
[ dĭjĭ-tāt′ ]

adj.
Having a digit or digits.
Having fingerlike processes or impressions.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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