[ fa-stij-ee-it, -eyt or fa-stij-ee-ey-tid ]
/ fæˈstɪdʒ i ɪt, -ˌeɪt or fæˈstɪdʒ iˌeɪ tɪd /
rising to a pointed top.
Zoology. joined together in a tapering adhering group.
- erect and parallel, as branches.
- having such branches.
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Origin of fastigiate
1655–65; <Latin fastīgi(um) height, highest point + -ate1
OTHER WORDS FROM fastigiatesub·fas·tig·i·ate, adjectivesub·fas·tig·i·at·ed, adjective
Words nearby fastigiate
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Example sentences from the Web for fastigiate
Fastigiate: flat-topped and of equal height: also applied to elytra that extend a little beyond the abdomen.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology|John. B. Smith
We are never surprised to find that an ordinary upright plant produces as a sport or mutation a pendulous, or fastigiate form.The Making of Species|Douglas Dewar
British Dictionary definitions for fastigiate
/ (fæˈstɪdʒɪɪt, -ˌeɪt) /
(of plants) having erect branches, often appearing to form a single column with the stem
(of parts or organs) united in a tapering group
Word Origin for fastigiate
C17: from Medieval Latin fastīgiātus lofty, from Latin fastīgium height
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