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semipalmate

[ sem-ee-pal-meyt, -mit, -pah-meyt, -pahl-, sem-ahy- ]
/ ˌsɛm iˈpæl meɪt, -mɪt, -ˈpɑ meɪt, -ˈpɑl-, ˌsɛm aɪ- /
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adjective
partially or imperfectly palmate, as a bird's foot; half-webbed.
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Also sem·i·pal·mat·ed [sem-ee-pal-mey-tid, -pah-mey-tid, -pahl-, sem-ahy-] /ˌsɛm iˈpæl meɪ tɪd, -ˈpɑ meɪ tɪd, -ˈpɑl-, ˌsɛm aɪ-/ .

Origin of semipalmate

First recorded in 1775–85; semi- + palmate
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British Dictionary definitions for semipalmate

semipalmate

semipalmated

/ (ˌsɛmɪˈpæmɪt) /

adjective
(of the feet of some birds) having the front three toes partly webbed
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