[ pel-teyt ]
/ ˈpɛl teɪt /
having the stalk or support attached to the lower surface at a distance from the margin, as a leaf; shield-shaped.
Words nearby peltate
Origin of peltate
1745–55; < Latin peltātus, equivalent to pelt(a) small shield (< Greek péltē) + ātus -ate1
OTHER WORDS FROM peltatepel·tate·ly, adverbpel·ta·tion, nounsub·pel·tate, adjectivesub·pel·tate·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for peltation
/ (ˈpɛlteɪt) /
(of leaves) having the stalk attached to the centre of the lower surface
Derived forms of peltatepeltately, adverbpeltation, noun
Word Origin for peltate
C18: from Latin peltātus equipped with a pelta, a small shield; see peltast
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Medical definitions for peltation
[ pĕl-tā′shən ]
Protection provided by inoculation with an antiserum or vaccine.
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