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[saj-i-teyt] /ˈsædʒ ɪˌteɪt/
shaped like an arrowhead.
Also, sagittiform
[suh-jit-uh-fawrm, saj-i-tuh-] /səˈdʒɪt əˌfɔrm, ˈsædʒ ɪ tə-/ (Show IPA)
Origin of sagittate
1750-60; < New Latin sagittātus. See Sagitta, -ate1
Related forms
half-sagittate, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for sagittate
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  • Its leaves are erect, lanceolate, sagittate, with a wavy margin; and the upper ones clasp the stem.

    Field and Woodland Plants William S. Furneaux
  • The leaves are smooth, linear, and sagittate, terminating in a sharp point.

    The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux
  • Its spreading radical leaves are deeply toothed, and narrower towards the base; and the stem leaves are narrow and sagittate.

    Field and Woodland Plants William S. Furneaux
  • The above species may be recognised by its reniform leaves (sagittate in the others), which are also fleshy.

    The Sea Shore William S. Furneaux
  • Tongue, sagittate, slender, tapering to a slit and lacerated point.

British Dictionary definitions for sagittate


(esp of leaves) shaped like the head of an arrow
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin sagittātus, from Latin sagitta arrow
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