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sagittate

[ saj-i-teyt ]
/ ˈsædʒ ɪˌteɪt /
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adjective Biology.
shaped like an arrowhead: sagittate leaves of the calla lily;sagittate markings on a moth.
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Also sa·git·ti·form [suh-jit-uh-fawrm, saj-i-tuh-]. /səˈdʒɪt əˌfɔrm, ˈsædʒ ɪ tə-/.

Origin of sagittate

First recorded in 1750–60; from New Latin sagittātus “shaped like an arrowhead,” from Latin sagittātus “shot or wounded by an arrow,” past participle of sagittāre “to shoot or discharge arrows,” derivative of sagitta; see Sagitta;see origin at -ate1

OTHER WORDS FROM sagittate

half-sag·it·tate, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sagittate

sagittate

sagittiform (səˈdʒɪtɪˌfɔːm, ˈsædʒ-)

/ (ˈsædʒɪˌteɪt) /

adjective
(esp of leaves) shaped like the head of an arrow

Word Origin for sagittate

C18: from New Latin sagittātus, from Latin sagitta arrow
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