Palmate

Adjective

  • (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."

Noun

  • (chemistry) A salt or ester of ricinoleic acid (formerly called palmic acid); a ricinoleate.

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