digitation

[dij-i-tey-shuhn]
noun Biology.
1.
digitate formation.
2.
a digitlike process or division.

Origin:
1650–60; digitate + -ion

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digitate or digitated (ˈdɪdʒɪˌteɪt)
 
adj
1.  (of compound leaves) having the leaflets in the form of a spread hand
2.  (of animals) having digits or corresponding parts
 
digitated or digitated
 
adj
 
'digitately or digitated
 
adv
 
digi'tation or digitated
 
n

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digitation dig·i·ta·tion (dĭj'ĭ-tā'shən)
n.

  1. Division into fingerlike parts.

  2. A fingerlike part or process.

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The first digitation is inserted into a triangular area on the ventral surface of the medial angle.
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