palmate

adjective
pal·​mate | \ ˈpal-ˌmāt How to pronounce palmate (audio) , ˈpä-, ˈpäl-, ˈpȯ-, ˈpȯl- How to pronounce palmate (audio) \
variants: or less commonly palmated \ ˈpal-​ˌmā-​təd How to pronounce palmated (audio) , ˈpä-​ , ˈpäl-​ , ˈpȯ-​ , ˈpȯl-​ \

Definition of palmate

: resembling a hand with the fingers spread: such as
a : having lobes radiating from a common point a palmate leaf — see leaf illustration
b : having the distal portion broad, flat, and lobed a palmate antler

Other Words from palmate

palmately adverb
palmation \ pal-​ˈmā-​shən How to pronounce palmation (audio) , pä-​ , ˈpäl-​ , ˈpȯ-​ , ˈpȯl-​ \ noun

First Known Use of palmate

1661, in the meaning defined above

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“Palmate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palmate. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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