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cordate

[kawr-deyt] /ˈkɔr deɪt/
adjective
1.
heart-shaped:
a cordate shell.
2.
(of leaves) heart-shaped, with the attachment at the notched end.
Origin of cordate
1645-1655
1645-55; < New Latin cordātus heart-shaped, equivalent to Latin cord- (stem of cor) heart + -ātus -ate1
Related forms
cordately, adverb
half-cordate, adjective
multicordate, adjective, noun
semicordate, adjective
subcordate, adjective
subcordately, adverb
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Examples from the Web for cordate
Historical Examples
  • Ox Heart is very commonly used as a class name for the large, meaty varieties of cherries which are cordate in shape.

    The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick
  • It has been perpetuated in cordate, not in dactylate characters.

  • The leaves are cordate, and bluntly three or five lobed, a little downy beneath, but smooth above.

    Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
  • It may also be distinguished by the appendage in the notch, which is cordate in form, and flat.

    Field and Woodland Plants William S. Furneaux
  • The lower leaves are ovate, cordate at the base, blunt, often eight or nine inches long; and the upper ones narrow and pointed.

    Field and Woodland Plants William S. Furneaux
  • The leaves are simple and cordate; and they do not appear till the flowers have faded.

    Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
  • The lower leaves, too, are oblong and stalked, while the upper ones are cordate and half clasp the stem.

    Field and Woodland Plants William S. Furneaux
  • The leaves are simple, cordate, opposite to each other, and furnished with stipules.

    Botany for Ladies Jane Loudon
  • The leaves are ovate or cordate, deeply and regularly toothed.

    Field and Woodland Plants William S. Furneaux
  • A whole leaf-blade may be cordate, or the term may be applied to the base of a leaf only.

    The Plants of Michigan Henry Allan Gleason
British Dictionary definitions for cordate

cordate

/ˈkɔːdeɪt/
adjective
1.
heart-shaped: a cordate leaf, cordate shells
Derived Forms
cordately, adverb
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cordate in Medicine

cordate cor·date (kôr'dāt')
adj.
Heart-shaped.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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cordate in Science
cordate
  (kôr'dāt')   
Having a heart-shaped outline. Often used of leaves, such as those of the morning glory or linden.
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