- having the stalk or support attached to the lower surface at a distance from the margin, as a leaf; shield-shaped.
Origin of peltate
1745–55; < Latin peltātus, equivalent to pelt(a) small shield (< Greek péltē) + ātus -ate1
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- (of leaves) having the stalk attached to the centre of the lower surface
C18: from Latin peltātus equipped with a pelta, a small shield; see peltast
- Protection provided by inoculation with an antiserum or vaccine.
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