palmate pal·mate (pāl'māt', päl'-, pä'māt') or pal·mat·ed (-mā'tĭd)adj. Having a shape similar to that of a hand with the fingers extended.
Having a shape similar to that of a hand with the fingers extended. Some kinds of coral and the antlers of moose and certain deer are palmate.
Having three or more veins, leaflets, or lobes radiating from one point. Maples have palmately lobed leaves.
Having webbed toes. The feet of many swimming and diving birds are palmate.