fastigiate

fastigiate

[fa-stij-ee-it, -eyt]
adjective
1.
rising to a pointed top.
2.
Zoology. joined together in a tapering adhering group.
3.
Botany.
a.
erect and parallel, as branches.
b.
having such branches.
Also, fastigiated.


Origin:
1655–65; < Latin fastīgi(um) height, highest point + -ate1

subfastigiate, adjective
subfastigiated, adjective
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fastigiate or fastigiated (fæˈstɪdʒɪɪt, -ˌeɪt)
 
adj
1.  (of plants) having erect branches, often appearing to form a single column with the stem
2.  (of parts or organs) united in a tapering group
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin fastīgiātus lofty, from Latin fastīgium height]
 
fastigiated or fastigiated
 
adj
 
[C17: from Medieval Latin fastīgiātus lofty, from Latin fastīgium height]

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