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obovate

[ob-oh-veyt] /ɒbˈoʊ veɪt/
adjective
1.
inversely ovate; ovate with the narrow end at the base.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85; ob- + ovate
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  • Leaf shape is ovate to obovate with a truncate apex.
  • Compound leaves are distinctly divided into obovate leaflets.
British Dictionary definitions for obovate

obovate

/ɒbˈəʊveɪt/
adjective
1.
(of a leaf or similar flat part) shaped like the longitudinal section of an egg with the narrower end at the base; inversely ovate
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