or dig·i·tat·ed

[dij-i-teyt or dij-i-tey-tid]
  1. Zoology. having digits or digitlike processes.
  2. Botany. having radiating divisions or leaflets resembling the fingers of a hand.
  3. like a digit or finger.

Origin of digitate

From the Latin word digitātus, dating back to 1655–65. See digit, -ate1
Related formsdig·i·tate·ly, adverbmul·ti·dig·i·tate, adjectiveun·dig·i·tat·ed, adjective
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  1. (of compound leaves) having the leaflets in the form of a spread hand
  2. (of animals) having digits or corresponding parts
Derived Formsdigitately, adverbdigitation, noun
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digitate in Medicine


  1. Having a digit or digits.
  2. Having fingerlike processes or impressions.
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