- (botany) (leaves) Having more than three leaflets arising from a common point, often in the form of a fan.
- (chiefly botany) Having three or more lobes or veins arising from a common point.
"Although palmate leaves are typical of most Western maples, a number of species have leaves without lobes."
- (rare) Hand-like; shaped like a hand with extended fingers
- (rare) Having webbed appendage; palmated.
"The Palmate Newt is a common Western European amphibian."
- (chemistry) A salt or ester of ricinoleic acid (formerly called palmic acid); a ricinoleate.