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[pal-mey-shuh n, pahl-, pah-mey-]
  1. a palmate state or formation.
  2. a palmate structure.
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Origin of palmation

First recorded in 1680–90; palmate + -ion
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Examples from the Web for palmation

Historical Examples

  • The lack of palmation in the bez tines of their specimen is noteworthy.

    The Barren Ground Caribou of Keewatin

    Francis Harper

  • The palmation was much broader than I have seen in any other Caribou.

  • His antlers, whose symmetry and palmation seemed perfect, were estimated to have a spread of 75 sixty inches at least.

    Kings in Exile

    Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts

  • The antlers have the trez-tine near the small brow-tine, and the palmation beginning near the former.

British Dictionary definitions for palmation


  1. the state of being palmate
  2. a projection or division of a palmate structure
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