dig·​i·​tate ˈdi-jə-ˌtāt How to pronounce digitate (audio)
: having divisions arranged like those of a bird's foot
digitate leaves
digitately adverb

Word History

First Known Use

1661, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of digitate was in 1661

Dictionary Entries Near digitate

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“Digitate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/digitate. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition


dig·​i·​tate ˈdij-ə-ˌtāt How to pronounce digitate (audio)
: having digits
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