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sagittate

[saj-i-teyt] /ˈsædʒ ɪˌteɪt/
adjective
1.
shaped like an arrowhead.
Also, sagittiform
[suh-jit-uh-fawrm, saj-i-tuh-] /səˈdʒɪt əˌfɔrm, ˈsædʒ ɪ tə-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; < Neo-Latin sagittātus. See Sagitta, -ate1
Related forms
half-sagittate, adjective
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Examples from the web for sagittate
  • Blades of emersed leaves mostly or all sagittate, the basal lobes prominent.
  • The leaves are sagittate, with leaf blades are either erect or floating on the surface of the water.
  • The arrowhead-shaped anthers are versatile, sagittate, and not appressed to the style.
British Dictionary definitions for sagittate

sagittate

/ˈsædʒɪˌteɪt/
adjective
1.
(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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